The Rubin Museum | NYC | Geometric patterning of a Bodhisattva print
Below is a photograph of the 16×20″ poster of nearly all the paintings of the digital gathering of the Girvin Bodhisattva mala.
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NOTES ON THE TRADITION
In many classical drawing and iconographical traditions, there is a mapping, a geometrical cartography, that is used to define the rightful positioning and proportion of the rendering of spiritual forms and their drawings — on earth. In this manner, copies of the correct rendering of the spirit forms, can be repeated, by the observant.
I studied them and drew them — past, passing a gloom time [2000-2002] for me.
Passed, a dark time — in doing these drawings.
Point is, the meditation of drawing and painting, to a regimen of relatively precise geometric expectation, is a good study in the temperament of contemplation. From the passage of the 90s to the 2000s was a time of darker sequencing and self-perpetuating collapse.
TIM | GIRVIN | Decatur island studios | San Juan County, WA
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