Winter Buddha – Absorbing Energy
Inspired by the story of Buddha finding enlightenment whilst meditating underneath the Bodhi tree without moving for seven days.
This piece, one of a collection of 4 representing the four seasons of Buddha, pushes the boundaries of natures’ potential further. At night we see that the plants and weeping willow provide natural light and a source of energy for Buddha. This piece conveys serenity and spirituality, and being at one with your surroundings. With a similar colour scheme throughout, the Buddha and the tree become ‘one’ during his quest for inner peace.
Artist: Karun Soni, Original Media: Oil on canvas
£ 90.00 – £ 600.00
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Yoga System£ 90.00 – £ 1,500.00 BUY
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Above, there is the Maha mantra in Sanksrit :
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare,
Hare Ram, Hare Ram, Ram Ram, Hare Hare.
The Maha mantra is chanted for benefits of the energies that come from the three Hindu deities that make up the mantra. The name Maha, means great; mantra is a composition of two Sanksrit words meaning mind and instrument. Thus in yoga, chanting a mantra, stills the mind in meditation and allows it to focus concentration on a single thought, resulting in spiritual awakening and a higher level of consciousness.
On the sides of the artwork, there are beautiful symbols which have been taken from various Indian dialects depicting AUM – the universal sound. Aum is one of the most recognized symbols in the world and is used regularly during the practice of Yoga.
The use of the colour in this artwork is uplifting, it reminds you of the eternal sky and, in turn reminds you of contemplation in the meditative state. In this painting of the Yoga System, the artist has adopted a contemporary style, to portray Inner Peace.
Artist: Patrizio Landolfi, Original Media: Mixed technique on canvas with gold leaf
Spirit Element: Earth£ 95.00 – £ 1,300.00 BUY
Earth belongs to a series of 5 paintings in art-ma’s collection, each relating to one of the classical elements: Fire, Water, Earth, Air and Space. This collection created by Ovidiu Kloska, is a compilation of abstract paintings, featuring heavy textures in rich colours, resulting in contemporary artwork that is both fascinating and dramatic.
The Earth element resembles practical and physically active energy, and is the most stable and persistent of all five elements. It represents groundedness, stability, potential and stillness. It reminds us to let the strength of the Earth ground us in our practice and as we move through life. Although the elements are significant across many cultures, in the Upanishad, an ancient scripture from Hinduism, it refers to the elements being used for spiritual growth.
“The Earth lives within us, not outside of us. The trees are our lungs, the rivers our bloodstream. We are all interconnected, and what you do to the Earth, ultimately you are doing to yourself.”
In this painting the big brush strokes of Acrylic in shades of brown, green and orange earthy tones sweep across the canvas, creating a beautiful piece of artwork in Kloska’s series of the five elements.
Artist: Ovidiu Kloska, Original Media: Acrylic on Canvas
Aum The Primordial Vibration£ 75.00 – £ 850.00 BUY
The universal sound of AUM is the primordial sound of the Universe. It’s the sound that reverberates in the entire cosmos and in every cell of our body. It is believed to be the sound present at the beginning of the universe from which all creation spawned
The symbol has spiritual meaning across all Indian religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. The three phonetic components of AUM correspond to the three stages of cosmic creation, and when it is read or said, it celebrates the creative powers of the universe. When taken letter by letter, A-U-M represents the divine energy (Shakti) united in its three elementary aspects: Brahma Shakti (creation), Vishnu Shakti (preservation) and Shiva Shakti (liberation, and/or destruction). The letter ‘A’ represents the waking state, ‘U’ the dream state and ‘M’ the unconscious state.
The large curve at the bottom of the symbol represents the state of awakening; the middle curve is the dream state; and the upper curve denotes the state of deep sleep. The crescent shape at the top represents Maya (illusion), which prevents us from reaching our goal – the highest state of bliss. The dot signifies the fourth state of self-consciousness, Turiya. Turiya is the state of liberation, peace and bliss, when one truly connects with the Divine.
Here, the AUM symbol is represented by the artist using a technique called fragmentation.
Artist: Patrizio Landolfi, Original Media: Oil on Acrylic (mixed media)