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The Heart Sutra Mantra in Expressive Cursive Script Painting

Nadja Van Ghelue

Painting, Ink on Paper

Size: 11 W x 16 H x 0.1 D in

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Japanese Heart Sutra mantra brushed on rice paper and ready to be framed. The Japanese characters and romanization are: 揭帝 揭帝 gyatei gyatei 波羅揭帝 haragyatei 波羅僧揭帝 harasogyatei 菩提薩婆訶 boji sowaka Rendering of the mantra in English : Gone gone, gone beyond, gone completely beyond, enlightenment, hail! The calligraphy is brushed in an expressive cursive style with a flowing cadence. The ink texture is fluid and the ink tone is deep vibrant black. As you can see on the picture the artwork has some mild spots, but the luminous expression of the artwork is not at all diminished by it.

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Painting:Ink on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:11 W x 16 H x 0.1 D in

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My artwork comprises Zen calligraphy, watercolor and ink paintings, and abstract calligraphies. My mediums are ink, watercolors and natural pigments on rice paper, mainly Xuan paper. I wield the Chinese and Japanese brush, preferably the flexible sheep's hair brush. Many of my Zen calligraphies express the Emptiness teaching from the Heart Sutra, which has been the original inspiration for my Japanese calligraphy artwork. Other calligraphies focus on the teachings of the Diamond Sutra, Platform Sutra, or depict Zen koan, Zen poetry or single kanji. In my watercolors and ink paintings I strive for a pictorial synthesis of the subject, in the spirit of Japanese ink painting, using bold washes and vivid brush strokes.

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