Description Mantra from the Buddhist Heart Sutra brushed in standard or regular script of Japanese calligraphy. The mantra 'gate, gate, paragate, parasamgate, bodhi svaha' means 'gone, gone, gone beyond, enlightenment hail!' is a wisdom mantra that reconnects us with our own awakened nature. The kanji are written in the kaisho style, a calligraphic style of Japanese calligraphy that gives less artistic freedom to the calligrapher than other styles. But at the same time this style highlights the inherent beauty and grace of the Chinese and Japanese characters.
Nadja Van Ghelue Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement My Japanese calligraphy gallery presents calligraphies and paintings that breathe the spirit of Japanese and Chinese brush art. The main feature of my artwork is to grab the moment of inspiration and express in its fullness with the brush. My medium is ink and natural pigments on rice paper. My primary tool is the flexible Oriental sheep's hair brush.
In the calligraphy section you will find artwork brushed in different styles of Japanese calligraphy. The very different calligraphic styles evoke different moods, which you will be able to appreciate yourself by browsing the calligraphy print gallery.
The subjects covered in the calligraphy section are mainly related to Zen and Buddhism, martial arts and you will also find some inspirational phrases. A pearl of this gallery is the Buddhist mantra gate gate.
As for the painting gallery you can choose between flower paintings, bamboo and chrysamthemum, small landscapes and still lives. All of them are brushed in the spirit of Japanese ink painting, with directness and simplicity.
Where I use natural pigments you will be able to appreciate the transparent quality of these pigments, which convey a very subtle hue to the prints.
I hope you enjoy this print gallery with Japanese calligraphy and ink sumi paintings, and I hope you find what you are looking for.