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Exhibition

Sacred Buddhist Art for the 21st Century

25th - 27th May 2018

KICKSTART ARTS, next to St. John's Church, Newtown, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the most precious, immeasurably kind, compassionate, and full of infinite wisdom, will bless us for 3 days of Teachings

Friday 25th May: Teaching: 8 Verses of Thought Transformation
Saturday and Sunday 26th-27th May: Initiation: Great Chenrezig

 

Chenrezig




Chenrezig

gilded copper repoussé with platinum and fine gold, also green, white and red gold leaf

AUD $ 10,500

frame size 640 x 700mm - 6 kg


Manjushri



Manjushri

gilded copper repoussé with platinum and fine gold, also green, white and red gold leaf

genuine turquoise and coral gemstones, also garnets and malachite

AUD $ 10,500

frame size 640 x 700mm - 6 kg

Vajrapani




Vajrapani

gilded copper repoussé with platinum and fine gold, also green, white and red gold leaf

genuine turquoise and coral gemstones

AUD $ 10,500

frame size 640 x 700mm - 6 kg

Amitabha

 

Amitabha

gilded copper repoussé with red gold, also green, white and fine gold leaf

AUD $ 10,500

frame size 640 x 700mm - 6 kg

Prajñāpāramitā

Prajñāpāramitā

gilded copper repoussé with gold, platinum, purple silver leaf, and Swarovski crystals

The Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom personifying the concept of the Bodhisattva known as the "Great Mother"

AUD $ 12,500

frame size 640 x 700mm - 6 kg

Green Tārā

Green Tārā

gilded copper repoussé with green, yellow and white gold leaf, and Swarovski crystals

The Bodhisattva of Enlightened Activity and the Mother of Liberation

AUD $ 10,465

frame size 640 x 700mm - 6 kg

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Śakyamuni Buddha

Śakyamuni Buddha

with 8 Auspicious Symbols and 12 Signs of the Zodiac

gilded copper repoussé with fine gold leaf, and green and white gold leaf.

Outer ring from top (clockwise): Monkey, Ox, Pig, Dog, Tiger, Goat, Horse, Snake, Dragon, Rooster, Rabbit, Rat.

Inside ring from top (clockwise): Endless Knot (shrivasta), Parasol (chattra), Wheel (chakra), Victory Banner (dhvaja), Golden Fishes (suvarnamatsya), Treasure Vase (nidhana kumbha), Lotus (padma), Conch Shell (shankha).

AUD $ 1,800

Makara

Makara

gilded copper repoussé with gold leaf

water gilded frame with copper and aluminium leaf

a hybrid sea-creature with Vedic origins: with the trunk of an elephant, the jaws of a crocodile, the eyes of a monkey, the horns of a boar, the mane of a horse, the paws of a lion, the scales of a fish, and a magnificent foliate peacock’s tail.

A common image found on Buddha thrones, at sacred sites and water springs.

AUD $ 1,500

Photographic Reproductions
high quality Archival Matte Paper
gilded frames and mounting by special order

30 cms. height x various sizes
unframed from $ 60.00

 

Amitabha

Photographic Reproduction
archival matte paper
silk mat
gilded frame

$ 450.00
 

Guanyin

Photographic Reproduction
archival matte paper
silk mat
gilded frame

$ 450.00

     Chenrezig Greeting cards (with envelope) $10.00
 

      Maitreya Project Greeting Cards (with envelope) $ 10.00

 

Vaiśravaṇa

also known as Jambhala or Kubera

gilded copper repoussé banner with red, yellow, and green gold leaf and palladium leaf

Chief of the Four Heavenly Kings

AUD $ 1,200

 

Kīrtimukha

gilded copper repoussé with gold leaf

The Glorious Face

a fierce monster common in the iconography  of Buddhist temples, thrones,  and above the entrance doors of houses.

AUD $ 575.00

Repoussé

 

This is a technique where a sheet of copper is hammered onto an anvil and shaped into a 3 dimensional form. It is then chased with chisels and punches to complete the detail. Various elements such as the crowns and earrings are added. The hands are the only parts that have been cast.

The jewellery is made from genuine coral, turquoise, garnet gemstones, and Swarovski crystals. A back plate has also been added making it possible to fill the sculptures with precious items.


The Different Colours of Gold


These sacred “objects of support” have been gilded with gold, silver and platinum leaf. By using a linseed oil based gold-size as an adhesive it eliminates the mercury used in fire gilding still common on statues from Nepal. This type of oil gilding allows different types of leaf to be applied on the same piece and the techniques go back to ancient times.

Pure gold when alloyed with other metals produces the different colours. Gold mixed with copper makes red gold, and when mixed with silver makes green gold, zinc produces a white gold, and when alloyed with palladium produces a light brown gold. Platinum leaf is a steely white and the purple leaf is produced by coating silver leaf in a purple resin.

There are hundreds of possible alloys and mixtures, however a mix of around 50/50 copper and silver gives the range of yellow gold alloys the public is accustomed to seeing in the marketplace.

                 

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