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Tashi Mannox

Tashi  Mannox

Tashi Mannox

London, Great Britain

Calligrapher, Thangka painter, BA in Visual Arts (Hons)

Saying about the art of calligraphy

κάλλος γραφή and Tibetan yig gzugs literally translates as ‘beautiful handwriting’ however the art of calligraphy can be more than just beautiful to look at.

Fundamental to me is the importance of a foundation in the discipline of a trained hand, which not only helps keep the scriptural traditions alive, but also gives the confidence to allow the creative freedom to emanate through the medium.

Ultimately for the calligrapher, the expression of freedom can be described as pure and sacred in origin of heart. When the viewer sees the creation, this can also awaken and connect to the ‘sacred’ within, which after all, is innate in all of us. 

I believe as artists, whether talented in composing Music or the visual arts, we have a responsibility to communicate and inspire ease, to lift the heart and marvel in the limitless happy creative nature of mind.

Author works

Sacred Mantra

Thick water-colour paper, Chinese ink and Japanese mineral paint, 56x76 cm, 2010

The Three Chakras

Layered Chinese ink and Japanese mineral paint, 43x76 cm, 2009

The Emblem of Impermanence

Gold leaf, Acrylic paint and Chinese ink on heavy water-colour paper, 57x76 cm, 2006

Merit of Right Action

Chinese ink and Japanese mineral paint on a wash of pure saffron, 61x46 cm, 2009.

Confident in Faith

The word, written in Umeh script with a broad-nib pen, translates as "confidence". The carefully crafted Uchen script below translates as "completely trust and surrender in confident faith"
Chinese ink on heavy water-colour paper, 57x76 cm, 2009

Causality

Chinese ink on heavy water-colour paper, 57x76 cm, 2009

Sacred Calligraphy

Thick aquarelle paper, Chinese ink, 56x76 cm, 2010

Homage to The Three Jewels

Chinese ink and Japanese mineral paint, gold leaf on Bhutanese tsasho paper, 57x84 cm, 2012

Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche

Chinese ink and Japanese mineral paint, gold leaf on Bhutanese tsasho paper, 57x84 cm, 2012

The Four Immeasurable States

Chinese ink and Japanese mineral paint, gold leaf on Bhutanese tsasho paper, 84x57 cm, 2012

Primordial Purity

Dutch and copper leaf on a ground of acrylic paint, 53х76cm, 2014
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