No thing

This wall hanging echoes a narrative of ‘perfection’ as perceived in Buddhist philosophy. A focused and uncluttered mind is represented here by the Elephant and the Mahout (Elephant Rider). Surrounding the protagonists are the mental states that obscure and congest the mind’s clarity (top left to bottom right: attachment, boredom, fear and pain). The story concludes in both psychological and material attachments vanishing into a black hole. The inspiration for this piece lies in traditional Tibetan imagery, Indian Chintz textiles and Science documentaries.


Daphne Christoforou