Thích Nhất Hạnh
Thích Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk, peace activist, prolific author, poet, teacher, and founder of the Plum Village Tradition, is the ninth in my new series "Everyday Saints".
This piece is done on a 12x12 cloth then mounted on a 12x12 frame for hanging. A mix of sequins, embroidery, and seed beads.
I can say without a doubt that Thích Nhất Hạnh was the most inspirational person in my life - that I never met. Sometimes I feel like I found him late in the game, but the moment his voice crossed my ears I did my best to 'catch up'. Some days I would sit for ten hours or more just listening to him speak the dharma while sequining murals and other works of art. Each word seemed more true than any I had heard before, each thoughtful message speaking directly to my soul. He is that feeling inside me that is evoked when I hear 'take refuge in the dharma." I am grateful beyond any words for his impression in my life.
Sky is a non-traditional sequin flag (drapo) artist who blends styles, techniques, and her unique interpretations to create one of a kind spiritual art pieces. Each flag depicts the symbol or image of the spirit to which it is devoted and can take anywhere for a few months to years to complete. The flags are sewn into a brilliant mosaic of sequins and beads that create the story of the spirit which they depict. Containing tens of thousands of hand stitched sequins infused with prayer and energy they are beautiful collectables.
I also would be happy to discuss creating a custom ancestor tribute piece of a loved one or icon that made a difference in your life.
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