Eastern Heat Mosaic
Full color Dharma Wheel artist's print
Available framed or unframed
The mosaic is an unusual art form. The components combine an uncommon mastery of color and design with an immersive understanding of raw and earthly materials -- dirt, clay and water -- that, when combined with fire, and polished, deliver a medium used most effectively when broken into pieces. Creation and destruction, in the name of further creation, should be respected. Profound patience, as well as a mind’s eye that can fully form a vision of the completed piece, is an important requisite. The results often inspire, sometimes with stories.
While mosaics can be found worldwide, the craft is most easily found in corners of the world where white-washed dwellings protect their inhabitants from the brilliant mid-day sun. The homes are often made from the same raw materials as the mosaic. When one walks, with bare skin, in the afternoon, the burn can be felt without doubt.
For those who live in this environment, they adapt their entire lives – their food, their clothes, their homes, their schedules, their livelihoods, their art, their storytelling – to the power of the sun. While this Dharma Wheel was inspired by a specific culture while reading a piece of fiction, it occurred to me that mosaics are found throughout the world in places where the heat of the day is common, relentless and sustained.
The mosaic is cool to the touch.
Materials: Full color laser print on 32 lb. white bond
Dimensions of artwork: Approximately 10" x 10" on 20" x 20" board, framed 20" x 20"
Edition: First – 500 impressions. Each print is signed and numbered.
Ready to hang: Yes, if purchased in the frame
Silk Dharma is a one man enterprise. As such, every order is filled by me personally and will be sent as quickly as possible. In many cases, especially with the full color prints, your order will be created on demand because I do not maintain inventory. Original artworks are created beforehand and will be sent quickly.
If you need your order sent to you by a specific date, please let me know and I will do everything possible to accommodate your need. If the order queue becomes substantial, I will let you know. My goal is to have your order delivered - in your hands - within seven business days. I hope you will find this satisfactory.