Acrylic on gallery-style wood panel. Painted sides, no need to frame!
This is an 8×10 painting with a cooling, calming effect as one considers the teachings of the Buddha and the nature of reality. The painting has lots of touchable texture and the bodhi leaf image is carved into the piece. On either side of the leaf is an unalome symbol – a visual image of reaching enlightenment. The spiraling twists and turns represents our struggle with life, while the straight line pointing upwards, represents the straight path to Enlightenment. Unalome are the “crowns” of the arahants, the enlightened noble ones.
This is a painting of the bodhi leaf. The Buddha became enlightened while sitting beneath a bodhi tree and this is a symbol reminding us of that event.
This painting brings a sense of unity and is a beautiful focal point when contemplating and calming the mind.