Buddha Ratnasambhava (detail)
It's been an excellent week...traveling to New York and the beauty of Westchester County to visit my dear soul sister/friend and artist extraordinaire, Karin. Mostly we chilled and enjoyed one another's company in the comfort of her lovely home/studio. I had the opportunity to actually hold in my hand the amazing book that we've watched unfold over the past eighteen months on her blog space. I have so swooned over the images in digital format but now I was offered the chance to fall in love anew...and I did. There is no describing in words (thus, I'm sure, the reason why her blog is titled as it is : ) the beauty of these pages and the multidimensional depth of her technique only to be seen when this hefty tome is held in hand.
Mahavira's Final Liberation (detail) Standing Jina
On Friday we drove 'into town' and invested the afternoon wandering through the Rubin Museum of Art on West 17th Street visiting the glorious galleries filled with Tibetan and Himalayan art. Being a student of Tibetan Buddhism and having spent time in Nepal and Tibet I feel almost overcome when surrounded with the spirit driven imagery from this culture.
page 105 The Red Book