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Art of the Day: Sunday June 24, 2012

Anapurna Dream I

- by John Seed

This week's theme: Mandalas

Mandala
Sanskrit word meaning "circle".
n.
1. any of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe; Sacred art used chiefly in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation.
2. such a symbol expressing a person's striving for unity of the self.
Also - a symbol in a dream, representing the dreamer's search for completeness.


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Art: Anapurna Dream I by Artist John Seed
During 1999 I had the incredible experience of trekking in Nepal with my father. The sight of the Himalayas, including the Anapurna range was breathtaking, and my memory of the feelings is artistically re-created by this print. If you are curious, I do practice Tibetan style meditation, and that too may be reflected in this image. The image was created using Photoshop software, drawn with a mouse. There is no photography of any kind involved. It is printed with the "Iris Giclee" method of printing, in a very careful process which uses archival inks and paper.

Available as a single print, or as a diptych with Anapurna Dream II


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Detail Image for art Anapurna Dream I

Detail Image for art Anapurna Dream I

Detail Image for art Anapurna Dream I

The artist, with a framed proof

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