A photographer finds art in ancient tradition
Ribbon details of Sayapatri 100 layers. The falling ribbons with their Medicine Buddha Mantra, are hung to mimic the patterns of monsoon rain hung to render the spectrum of the prayer flags. Through this repetition of the Medicine Buddha Mantras falling words the collected monsoon rains paired with sacred materials, the artwork becomes impregnated with aura of healing and purification. In this way, the process of making the artwork, mirrors the process of mantra meditation were the artistic practice & spiritual practice become one in the making of the installation.
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