Title: “SUMERU”
(A mythical Buddhist mountain, and pronounced, “sue-mer-uu”)

Image Size: 33.5” W x 28” H
Paper Size: 33.5” W x 28.5” H (unframed)  Sold Out
Edition: 25
Artist's Proofs: 10
Printer's Proofs:

Imagine harmony, peace or perfection. The journey to get there is varied, but in Buddhism it is symbolized as the center of the cosmic universe, Mt Meru (known as Sumeru or beautiful Meru). This mythical mountain has its roots in hell, but its peak touches heaven. It is what the gods see from their lofty perch. It is the connection to all things and some see it not as a mountain at all but the sky above. Touching Earth and extending beyond our imaginations. But for anyone Sumeru can be that most enlightened tranquil place that we all aspire to. Namaste.

Notes on Original Work of Art:
Acrylic, fluorescent and metallic paints on heavy 2-ply watercolor paper, veiled over with hand-made Japanese rice lace, bathed in a mixture of archival beeswax and UV-resistant polymers, with image of the head of Buddha accented in raised copper paint, all surrounded with insets of early 1800’s Japanese screen paper, accented with four 17th - 18th century Chinese cash coins, affixed with melted religious wax collected from holy temples and monasteries, adorned on four sides with copper leafed borders, all mounted onto archival museum board.

Notes on Giclée:
1. The image of Buddha at center is hand-embellished by the Artist with brushwork using 4 acrylic and metallic paints.
2. The flowers are hand-embellished by the Artist using 27 acrylic and fluorescent paints.
3. The blue and white vase at center is hand-embellished with brushwork using 1 acrylic paint.
4. One 17th -18th century Chinese cash coin is affixed at each corner with melted religious wax collected from holy temples and monasteries.
5. The outside border is embellished by the Artist using copper leaf.

Printed using archival inks on fine art paper.

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