19.75" x 19.75"
Sennelier pastel and silver ink on blue acid-free paper
Original artwork by Dorbe Holden
Earth pastel drawing outlined with Sanskrit Rāma in silver ink. Square format.
Artist statement about the collection
“It is with sincere gratitude that I thank His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda for the teaching of the Rāmāyana Mantra in the Spring of 2020. It helped calm me and entered my heart and body. Inspired, I began repeatedly writing ‘Rāma’ in a Rāma Nāma journal which led me to using the repeated word in line drawings. As I make each piece, my intention is to connect with God’s light residing in all things and beings, from the bees, to the trees, to the cosmos. My hope is that these drawings remind and inspire us to embody courage, focus, reason, right action, love and compassion. May the Rāma vibration in these pieces uplift us, our families and all communities. May we all be protected by the Absolute and the miracle of Rāma.” – Dorbe Holden
About the artist
As a student of His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda for nearly 10 years, Dorbe Holden has welcomed this period of isolation and inward reflection. A door opened leading her to combine her spiritual enthusiasm with her love of art and creativity. Long ago she graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design studying sculpture and drawing. Today, it is with immense joy that she celebrates merging her creativity with her devotional practice.
What your purchase supports
Proceeds benefit the Nonprofit's Sanskrit-based (Sanskriti) heritage projects, holistic curriculum and dharmic educational publications in the USA. The wisdom teachings promoted by the US Nonprofit truly reflects the Indic holistic learning system derived from Sanskrit-based indigenous knowledge. Learn more at hansavedas.org.
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