Blood Spoken Truth

$ 200.00

Full color Dharma Wheel artist's print

Available framed or unframed


To me, the lifeblood of the Buddhist tradition is The Noble Eightfold Path as manifested in the eight spokes of a Dharma Wheel. Where the wheel leads, compassion for all sentient beings follows.

The crimson spokes on this wheel were rendered to represent the blood of the Buddhist tradition whispering into the cupped hands of those who seek to understand. Originally conceived to be painted on the face of a dime, consider the idea that this wheel was, instead, painted on the head of a pin with the hope and intent that it be lost in a tailor's shop among hundreds of pins and found, again, without any knowledge of the find by another tailor.

For years, the pin is used to tailor clothes that keep people warm. New suits for young women preparing for a job interview are fitted for confidence. Beautiful dresses for little girls to wear at a father/daughter dance are finished. The first pair of pants, cut and shaped to fit a growing young man's evolving frame for his first date, cause a smile when he looks in the mirror.

To be sure, a fine tailor would have delivered the same wonderful work without a wheel on the head of one of thousands of pins. That said, for those that know the pin exists, the first line of a koan has been written.

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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