Zen Spot #4 -- Mindfulness, meditation and weathering out of existence March 5, 2015 10:49
Forgotten or weathered out of existence?
While walking in a neighborhood close to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, I found the image above pasted to a brick wall, on a small street, in an abandoned lot. Having forgotten its precise location, it may no longer exist. The elements aren't kind to paper. It's been several years.
The image is intriguing. The offspring of a Soviet-era social poster, an Arabic or Eastern language and a still image from The Wizard of Oz, the poster's design tells several stories. I wish I knew the artist. I wish I knew the language.
Knowing instantly and instinctively that I wanted to forget, I stayed long enough to take a picture with my flip phone. Having a place to visit with my mind's eye was more important than the alternative.
An artist, entrepreneur and writer walking the Buddhist path, his art focuses on the Dharma Wheel. The four wheels shown above are among 600 he has created over the course of his career. Each has a unique story. If you’d like to read more about an individual wheel or purchase a framed 20" x 20" ready-to-hang print, visit SilkDharma.com.