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The Buddha Disturbed
Pass The Buddha
The Life Screen
100 Syllables
Julie Oakes

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In 1972, I completed 100,000 prostrations while studying thanka painting under Sherab Palden Berut. Following this, I began 100,000 repetitions of the 100 syllable mantra but didnít complete this Tibetan Buddhist practice. These new drawings (100) will form a symbolic completion. I use henna to color my hair. With the henna residue, I make gesture drawings of Buddha. On top of this Buddha image, I superimpose imagery from photographs of India taken in 2003 and  then collage from a journal of postcards, Tibetan paintings and prints, drawings and writings that were assembled on my first visit to India in 1970.

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