A question exists as to how evident the spokes on a Dharma Wheel must be, especially when the wheel in question is drawn or painted on a flat surface. When does a wheel become a wheel and when is it simply a pretty circle? To me, the answer lies in the intent of the artist.
Contemporary architects can easily conceive buildings and structures that require materials that don't yet exist or where gravity will always preclude their creation. Yet, the designs fascinate. Viewers imagine walking through buildings that will never exist.
This wheel will never be built, but if it evokes a thoughtful moment about The Noble Eightfold Path, the question of the spokes becomes irrelevant.
The etymology refers to the process of creating this wheel by overlaying two existing wheels that, at the same time, have been made transparent. Every wheel I create has a soul and the process of adding transparency to a soul intrigues me. At once, it fundamentally changes the soul while also allowing the original soul to remain unmistakable. By overlaying another soul with a similar transparency, a new soul that has always existed, but never been seen, now exists.
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