Eightfold Carving Ebony

$ 200.00

Full color Dharma Wheel artist's print

Available framed or unframed


A dark, dense, black wood, ebony takes physical strength to carve. It doesn't yield easily and, when a carving is finished, the tools used to render the artwork possess exhausted edges that require sharpening. The process of calling a precise shape forth from the wood is contrasted by the wrestling match and wits required to finish the carving.

I have yet to experience carving ebony. The above description comes from speaking with craftspeople who have had the opportunity to work with the wood.

Unlike this image, the final wheel will be black-on-black and carved out of a square. I'm intrigued by the idea of a black-on-black image for a Dharma Wheel because, from certain angles, it will be impossible to see. And, as the wood square is spun in light, that which is visible of the wheel will change. Shadows, perhaps, will play a greater role in the final version of this wheel than any of the other wheels I will create. 

This version is a sketch and a final artwork at the same time. I like that idea.

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.


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