Tantric Series

Tantric: The original meaning was derived from the word tantra meaning a loom, warp or weave.  This leads towards a broad understanding of the word tantric as: woven together, man to woman, humanity to divinity.   

After several trips to Rajasthan, I chanced upon the book Tantra Song in which the french poet Franck Andre Jamme, celebrated the tantric art he too had chanced on in Rajasthan.  This was the inspiration behind this series of pictures which feature the bindu dot.  In Sanskrit, bindu means the falling of the drop. Each painting is anchored by a final bindu dot created, by the interaction between surface tension and paint, to provide a focal point of stillness to counteract the energy around it. 

Tantric 1, 38 by 29cm. oil on paper (2).JPG

Feature 1

 

Tantric 2, 38 x 29cm, Oil on paper (3).JPG

Feature 2

 

Tantric 3, 38 x 29cm, oil on paper.JPG

Feature 3

 

 Awakening, 100 x 150cm, Oil on Canvas  In 2018, the simple tantric pieces on paper were developed into this far larger energetic painting  where, despite its size, the focal point remains a simple bindu dot as the counterpoint to the vitality around it.

Awakening, 100 x 150cm, Oil on Canvas

In 2018, the simple tantric pieces on paper were developed into this far larger energetic painting  where, despite its size, the focal point remains a simple bindu dot as the counterpoint to the vitality around it.

 Tantric 9, 76 x 58cm, Oil on Oil Paper

Tantric 9, 76 x 58cm, Oil on Oil Paper

 Tantric 8, 30 x 40, Oil on board

Tantric 8, 30 x 40, Oil on board