Wednesday, 19 January 2011


Life is an opportunity. 


Acrylic paint on heavy water colour paper, 57x76cm 2007

The words ‘seize the moment’ in the Tibetan Dru-tsa script is depicted wrapped with the stems and leaves of five different coloured lotus flowers. 
Each of these flowers represent the Five Buddha families. The analogy of the five flower buds is the opportunity to transform the five negative emotions, pride, attachment, anger,  jealousy and stupidity, into the five wisdoms represented in the manifestation of the Five Buddha families and their corresponding colours.  
As any plant that will take root and blossoms in slightest of conducive conditions, its leaves hooked and curl to grab as opportunists, just like every moment of life with the experience of karmic fruition, is an opportunity to take hold and transform a negative situation into a positive advantage. 

༄། དལ་འབྱོར་འདི་ནི་རྙེད་པར་ཤིན་ཏུ་དཀའ། སྐྱེས་བུའི་དོན་སྒྲུབ་ཐོབ་པར་གྱུར་པ་ལ། གལ་ཏེ་འདི་ལ་ཕན་པ་མ་བསྒྲུབས་ན། ཕྱིས་འདི་ཡང་དག་འབྱོར་པར་ག་ལ་འགྱུར།།

This free and well-favoured human form is difficult to obtain.
Now that you have the chance to realise the full human potential

If you don’t make good use of this opportunity,
How could you possibly expect to have such a chance again?
Shantideva: Engaging in the Conduct of a Bodhisattva, I, 4

A detail showing the fine brush work shading, a technique used in
traditional Tibetan Thanka painting.

Tashi is pleased to announce that this illuminated calligraphy called "Opportunity" is now available as limited edition prints of a large size of 67x50cm and a half size of 50x37 cm.

These excellent quality reproductions are premium-quality giclée printed, on mould-made papers (the finest and oldest paper-making technique) of 310-315 g/m². The papers; Velin and Aquarelle 100% rag, are of museum conservation standard, ensures stability and UV colorfast ink longevity of more than 120 years.

Each image is carefully colour matched and in sharpness to the original artwork. The prints are hand signed and stamped with the artists’ personal ‘water tiger’ seal. 

Other prints available from the collection of Tashi's works with their current prices are listed on the link here.

If you would like to order a print, please email the size of the print with the address you wish the item sent to on the link here.

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