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Sri Yantra
Sri Yantra
oil and pencil on acrylic on canvas
48 x 48"
2017

The painting "Sri Yantra" is based on a Hindu meditation diagram made up of nine variously sized interlocking, intersecting triangles that form 43 smaller triangles on five concentric levels, which simultaneously represents the cosmos and the human body. All of this surrounds a central "bindu" that symbolizes the cosmic center and is circumscribed by two concentric circles with eight and sixteen lotus petals respectively. It is all framed by four broken lines symbolizing the "earth square", or a temple with four open-to-the-universe doors. Meditation on this symbol of yoga opens doorways to universal spiritual knowledge (सनातन धर्म), and focusing on it brings about non-duality or adviata.