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SACRED ART

for

World Peace

 

The art exhibition was held as part of the Guru Bhumtsok (100,000 Tsok Offerings to Guru Rinpoche) Special National Puja event, held for the first time in Tasmania, hosted by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition in Australia, Hobart Buddhist Meditation Centre Chag-tong Chen-tong partnering with Kickstart Arts, and led by Geshe Tenzin Zopa. June 2017

Buddhist practitioners, members of the Hobart community, as well as visitors to the city’s Dark Mofo winter arts festival, attended the art exhibition and participated in this powerful and uplifting practice aimed at cultivating World Peace.

 

 

 

Prajñāpāramitā

gilded copper repoussé with gold, platinum, purple silver leaf, and Swarovski crystals

The Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom personifying the concept as the Bodhisattva known as the "Great Mother"

AUD $ 12,500

frame size 900 x 1100mm - 11kg

White Tara

gilded tsatsa with yellow, white and green gold leaf and palladium leaf

The Mother of Liberation known for compassion, long life and serenity

SOLD

 

Green Tārā

gilded copper repoussé with green, yellow and white gold leaf, and Swarovski crystals

The Bodhisattva of Enlightened Activity and the Mother of Liberation

AUD $ 10,465

frame size 640x 700mm - 6 kg

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Mañjuśrī

gilded copper repoussé with platinum and gold leaf, turquoise and coral gemstones

Gentle Glory the Bodhisattva of Wisdom

AUD $ 10,465

frame size 640x 700mm - 6 kg

 

Guanyin

gilded resin statue

with yellow, white and green gold leaf

Bodhisattva of Compassion and Goddess of Mercy

This is a small replica of the Water and Moon Kuan-Yin Bodhisattva in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

SOLD

 

Vajrapāṇi

gilded copper repoussé with platinum and gold leaf, turquoise and coral gemstones

The Bodhisattva Protector and Guide manifesting all the Buddha’s power.

AUD $ 10,465

 

 

Śhakyamuni Buddha

with 8 Auspicious Symbols and 12 Signs of the Zodiac

gilded copper repoussé with gold leaf

Outer ring from top (clockwise): Monkey, Ox, Pig, Dog, Tiger, Goat, Horse, Snake, Dragon, Rooster, Rabbit, Rat.

Inside ring from top (clockwise): Endless Knot (shrivasta), Parasol (chattra), Wheel (chakra), Victory Banner (dhvaja), Golden Fishes (suvarnamatsya), Treasure Vase (nidhana kumbha), Lotus (padma), Conch Shell (shankha).

AUD $ 1,800

 

Makara

gilded copper repoussé with gold leaf

water gilded frame with copper and aluminium leaf

a hybrid sea-creature with Vedic origins: with the trunk of an elephant, the jaws of a crocodile, the eyes of a monkey, the horns of a boar, the mane of a horse, the paws of a lion, the scales of a fish, and a magnificent foliate peacock’s tail.

A common image found on Buddha thrones, at sacred sites and water springs.

AUD $ 1,500

 

Vaiśravaṇa

also known as Jambhala or Kubera

gilded copper repoussé banner with red, yellow, and green gold leaf and palladium leaf

Chief of the Four Heavenly Kings

AUD $ 1,200

 

Kīrtimukha

gilded copper repoussé with gold leaf

The Glorious Face

a fierce monster common in the iconography  of Buddhist temples, thrones,  and above the entrance doors of houses.

AUD $ 575.00

Repoussé

 

This is a technique where a sheet of copper is hammered onto an anvil and shaped into a 3 dimensional form. It is then chased with chisels and punches to complete the detail. Various elements such as the crowns and earrings are added. The hands are the only parts that have been cast.

The jewellery is made from genuine coral, turquoise, garnet gemstones, and Swarovski crystals. A back plate has also been added making it possible to fill the sculptures with precious items.


The Different Colours of Gold


These sacred “objects of support” have been gilded with gold, silver and platinum leaf. By using a linseed oil based gold-size as an adhesive it eliminates the mercury used in fire gilding still common on statues from Nepal. This type of oil gilding allows different types of leaf to be applied on the same piece and the techniques go back to ancient times.

Pure gold when alloyed with other metals produces the different colours. Gold mixed with copper makes red gold, and when mixed with silver makes green gold, zinc produces a white gold, and when alloyed with palladium produces a light brown gold. Platinum leaf is a steely white and the purple leaf is produced by coating silver leaf in a purple resin.

There are hundreds of possible alloys and mixtures, however a mix of around 50/50 copper and silver gives the range of yellow gold alloys the public is accustomed to seeing in the marketplace.

                 

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