3. Altar Butterlamp.
4. Mongolian sheeps knuckle bone divination set.
5. Bronce Garura statue.
6. Dril bu.
7. Ritual conch shell trumpet.
8. Shaman´s wolf amulet.
Plague DrawingsThe Plague Drawings emerged in the early 1990s as a response to the rapid spread of AIDS and the failure of international educational efforts to significantly diminish either the misconceptions about the disease or its pervasive threat.
“The challenge for me as an artist,” Clint explains, “was to create, with the simplest of means– charcoal and paper–a visual allegory expressing both the seductive power of desire and the devastating consequences of this disease.”
A recurring theme throughout this work is the image of death’s embrace, which has many prototypes in the history of art. AIDS infuses this traditional imagery with a new and poignant relevance. These drawings are both sensuous and disturbing, appealing and frightening.
Empyrium - Autumn Grey Views.
Lifeless they fall apart… golden as our
precious art… My love sinks into a thick
grey veil of mist.
Trees…leafless trees…the epitaph of
the sun. What once was green presents now
grey and trist.
A gloomy grave…a foreseen death…
a symbol for our pain…drowned in a
flood of autumn rain.
Silhouettes of light astray somewhere
in the clouds. Ravens traverse, involving
……of autumn is my heart……
In Tibetan buddhist art, the skull is a widely used iconographic symbol. It may appear on sculptures and paintings in form of garlands or necklaces of skulls, five-skull crowns or single skulls.
A necklace of skulls is often worn by female buddhist deities. It usually shows grinning skulls painted in white. Such a necklace (munda mala) usually represents the female principle of emptiness. The skull´s four canine teeth are generally discribed as symbols of the biting through of the four maras (obstructives).
The five-skull crown in Tibetan buddhist art generally represents the undifferentiated union of the five buddhas (Tathāgatas). Often, each skull is surmounted by a jewel or a vajra. These five jewel finals are usually coloured to correspond to the five buddhas.
Single skulls appear in various forms and functions in Tibetan iconography. For example a skull-lamp, which burnes human fat, with its tongue burning as a wick, would be described as a purification symbol. The body (skull) is purified by the flames, as are speech (tongue) and mind (fat). This example derives from ancient Hindu cremation rituals.