Thursday, November 3, 2011
my philosophy is kindness
My brain and my heart are my temples, my philosophy is kindness.
— the Dalai Lama
[His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama] (1935– )
In the style of no. 44, but a four-pointed star rather than five, I wanted to create an homage to the Dalai Lama, employing the colors associated with him, and 14 rings to symbolize his being the 14th Dalai Lama.
Royal purple thread wrap; S8 division lines in metallic gold; embroidery in two shades of purple, two shades of golden-orange-yellow, and royal deep red. The quote by the Dalai Lama is in the bell box along with 14 brass rings. Circumference: 10 inches / 25.5 cm; diameter: 3.18 inches / 8.11 cm. Completed 2 November 2011 (no. 051).
Sold on Etsy to benefit Kiva.org.