This magnificent Sri Yantra is the culmination of over 13 years of Tantric mandala painting by the artist. Every year since 1995, I have created a work celebrating 'Yab Yum' (literally father mother), the ancient Tibetan Tantric Buddhist symbol of enlightenment and the sacred union of our inner masculine and feminine principles.
In 'Lalita's Garden', the divine is represented by the most powerful of all Tantric yantras believed to be over five thousand years old. The five triangles pointing down are the feminine; the four triangles pointing up are the masculine. They intersect in the center at 'bindu' (the seed of the entire universe). In bindu, Shiva and Shakti remain diagrammatically in eternal sacred union.
My style is contemporary and beyond iconography or religion, but each mandala is done in a manner as devoted and painstaking as my cultural orientation will allow. For me, mandala painting is a deep meditation and has been a self-healing path traveled over a decade. Each image has been a milestone in my soul's evolution and, because of the mandala's unique powers, is both a blessing and a beautiful visual piece for all those who find inspiration in spiritual art.