Saturday, 13 February 2010

Iron Tiger

Happy Losar !

Tibetan new year of the Metal Tiger.

Kagyu Tiger, From the Black-on-black series, Tashi Mannox 2008.
102x73 cm, mounted board, gold and silver leaf.

The three hum characters in gold, that ride the back of the tiger are the three essential syllables of the Dorje Drolo yidam practice, a wrathful manifestation of Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambava, practiced to overcome inner and outer obstacles.

May it be a year of Iron like strength, to accomplish all wishes swiftly as a tigers leap.

Click here to view a Losar 2010 good wishes from H.H. 17th Karmampa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.


  1. Thsi is beautiful, Tashi-la. (hi from lekshe wangmo)

  2. Hello! My name is diego and I'm from Chile! seems you have a lot of fans in latin america.

    Hands down you're one of the best artists out there so thats why I'm determined to get myself a tattoo based on your work.

    To be honest, I can't afford to commission anything from you, but since Im in a turning point in my life and your work has the soul and the meaning i've been looking for, I'm just gonna ask lol

    Perhaps you may have a used design or maybe just one word in Drucha, like Love, Peace or Soul.. or something incredibly beautiful like example .49 (

    I know.. I know, it's a're a paid artist and commissions are part of your income, but don't worry I'd totally understand if you can't help me out... but I will, most definitely going to get a tattoo based on your work lol.

    Best of lucks to you my friend and thank you for the gift that is your ART!


    Diego M. (

  3. wow nice pic of tiger..

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  4. Nice picture indeed, it is an interesting calendar this one, I love Chinese culture, they are so different from the all the cultures.