This piece is based on a work by the Buddhist calligrapher Tashi Mannox –  The main character ‘rgyu’ in a brushed Umeh script, is a word meaning causality or primary cause.  This is then encircled with the words repeated ‘Samsara and Nirvana’ in a Tsugtung script form. Tashi’s work is nothing less than inspirational. I’ve done my best to augment that inspiration by using the bleach on ink technique. I will do more of this. It’s got a ‘Lord of the Rings’ feel to it. Could Tolkien have got his inspiration from Buddhist scriptures?

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