The mighty horse
And the rising sun
The race of Life
And the will to run.
The third in a “The Reflections” collection of three artworks by Ashima Kumar to be released is Rising Above. These paintings represent three attributes of the human mind, the horse representing the race of life. Collectively they symbolise man’s desire to reach his/her eternal goal – the merger with the Supreme Being.
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Spirit Element: Earth£ 95.00 – £ 990.00 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
Rod of Asclepius£ 90.00 – £ 400.00 BUY
The Rod of Asclepius is the most prominent symbol of healthcare, healing and medicine in the modern world. Its origins, however, can be traced back to Greek mythology and represents the medical prowess of the demi-God Asclepius, who was known for his healing powers.
The Rod of Asclepius includes two elements. The staff, which is a symbol of authority and a serpent coiled around it. According to Greek mythology, Asclepius got his medical knowledge through whispering snakes, who have the ability to shed their skin and emerge healthier than before. They, therefore, represent rebirth and rejuvenation.
Artist Ovidiu Kloska marries these two worlds to create his visually stunning interpretation of this symbol that was commissioned by Art-ma.
Kalpavriksha – The wishing tree£ 90.00 – £ 950.00 BUY
The Kalpavriksha is a wish fulfilling divine tree in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. It is said that the Kalpavriksha was one of the 14 things that came out of the Samudra Manthan – the churning of the ocean of milk, along with Kamadhenu, the divine cow that bestows all needs; the tree is also said to be the Milky Way.
Indra (the king of the gods) returned with the Kalpavriksha to his abode in paradise and planted it there. Another myth says that the Kalpavriksha was located on earth and was transported to Indra’s abode after people started misusing it by wishing evil things
Kalpavriksha is now said to be planted at Mount Meru in the middle of Indra’s five paradise gardens (devaloka). It is said therefore that there are as many as five Kalpavrikshas.
In Buddhism a small wish granting tree is depicted decorating the upper part of the “long-life vase” held by “longevity deities” like Amitayus and Ushnishavijaya; the goddess Shramana devi holds jeweled branch of Kalpavriksha in her left hand.
In this painting of the Kalpavriksha, the artist has created the wishing tree in a more contemporary style, sharing his vision of what this mystical tree of desires (maya) could look like.
Artist: Patrizio Landolfi, Original Media: Mixed technique on canvas