I’m encouraged by Ven. @yodha and her beautiful Dhamma art to share some of my own Dhamma art. “Mortal Frames” is an art-book that I made some years ago and revised more recently.
(Bhante @sujato makes a guest appearance in it. It was so sporting of him, he posed for the photo with no idea how I was going to use the image – my direction to him was to “look like a stern forest monk”)
Use the link below the picture to download the book. I hope you enjoy it, and feel uplifted by it.
Mortal Frames.pdf (8.2 MB)
Inspiring- it is truly wonderful how art can cut through all the relentless thoughts and deliver a message powerful enough to give rise to emotions… and who knows, even insight.
Could you describe how these were done? Are they a mix of traditional art and digital art (it is difficult to see)?
While art is usually something that evokes passion, your book is filled with positive (and negative, but still positive) associations and symbolism.
Thank you so much for sharing this here Ayya!
This is such a beautiful and deeply touching work of art!
I used a mixture of drawings, ink paintings, photos and digital art – Photoshop and Procreate. At the time, I didn’t know how to use much of Photoshop, so most of the effects come from lots and lots of layers (The files were huge - lol).
I’m glad it resonated with you