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As a western
female student of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism and eastern tantric
symbolism for many years, the artist, padma, Phyllis Glanville, brings
a unique expression to an age-old tradition of sacred art.
work is born of the desire to explore and creatively express the deep
and powerful connection between sacred art and the human psyche. I wish
to share the experience of the Tibetan deities as living, radiant
beings of light ... truly alive, yet transparent, radiant and empty of
concrete self-existence. I believe that these timeless archetypal
images have a potential to teach and ultimately bring benefit as
modern-day illustrations of tantric symbolism.”
Padma, (from the Sanskrit word for Lotus) is the received name of one
western artist whose life's journey has led to a deeply intuitive
understanding of the ancient tradition of Tibetan sacred art. Tibetan
art supports the creation of harmonious energies that can balance the
frequently depleted environment in which we work and live.
The Buddhist deities shown represent only a small part of the Tibetan
Pantheon. They are archetypal in nature, their Divinity shining through
with the aura of spiritual attainment. These contemporary vibrant
images speak of Joy, Compassion, Sexual Ecstasy or the Overcoming of
While each original piece requires a lavish amount of time to complete,
the creation of limited series editions of "giclée" prints
allows many more people to enjoy these superbly crafted images at truly
affordable prices. All the artwork on our site can be ordered as
museum-quality reproductions ... If you would like to own one of these
highly collectible works of art, please check our catalog of current offerings of both original works and fine art prints.
... But let us first introduce you to visionary tantric art and its
spiritual background. To see the contents of a gallery, click on one of
the five images above. Each painting in the gallery offers a brief
explanation of the qualities specific to each of the deities.
Please enjoy your visit here ...
Sarwa Mangalam! May All Beings Benefit!
|Fine Art Exhibitions
The October Gallery, London, England
Maha Deva Gallery, San Anselmo, California
California Institute of Integral Arts, San Francisco, California
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