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Graveyard Offering I

30x52x11 inches (h x w x d)
mixed media

"The Graveyard Offering series are stemmed from the idea of Mandala especially that of Mandala paintings in Tibet...Traditionally the graveyards, divided into eight sections, symbolize the purification of the eight aspects of consciousness associated with obscuring emotions, and the intellect. In graveyard Offering I, the 16 branches, two [tied] together, symbolize the eight aspects of consciousness. Again wrapped in nailed fabric, they describe the painful process of being knowledgeable on dark side of humanity."

Heejung Kim, "Description of art works"

Graveyard Offering I
Graveyard Offering I
Source: Slide
Front view.
Graveyard Offering I Graveyard Offering I