Auspicious Circle of Life


The 8 Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism


This Mandala depicts the 8 Auspicious sign of Buddhism. There are many variations of these meanings, but for the basics:
The Parasol – protection from suffering;
The 2 Golden Fish – good fortune;
The Conch Shell – awakening all beings from ignorance;
The Lotus – beauty, purity, love, wisdom;
The Banner of Victory – wisdom over ignorance;
The Vase – long life of prosperity;
The Dharma Wheel – 8 fold path of Buddhism;
The Eternal Knot – interrelationship of all phenomena.

This mandala is acrylic on canvas with 3-dimensional paint and Swarovski crystals.

The Mandala is found in all cultures and essentially all religions. The word ‘Mandala’ means ‘Sacred Circle.’ It is that which connects the inner part of us to the greater existence that is around us. They are used for meditation, healing and general peace. “When I paint the Mandala I am in a ‘state of Love’ which is a very nice place to be.” Uma Joy

In addition to the originals available and noted on the shop page, most of the paintings can be ordered as an embellished giclée (“gee-clay”). Technically, a giclée is a print.  I use the term to mean a print on canvas.   When I make a giclée, I take the print and add 3-dimensional paint, gold leafing (when shown on the original) and/or Swarovski crystals – making the giclée half-way between an original and a print. Thus, you may notice a difference in pricing on the giclées — the more detailed the original is – the more involved the embellishment becomes.

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Mandala Art Prints 12"x12" $18, Mandala Giclée 12"x12"x1.5" $175, Mandala Giclée 18"x18"x1.5" $250, Mandala Giclée 24"x24"x1.5" $375, Mandala Greeting Cards 5"x7" w/blank env $5, Mandala Original 18"x18" $495