Kate’s Paintings : Yantras

The Seed

The Seed

Size: 10 x 10”
oil paint, encaustic on cradled wood panel

Price: $600

 
Lotus Yantra

Lotus Yantra

Size: 16 x 16”
oil painting on cradled wood panel

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Aspen Yantra

Aspen Yantra

Size: 16 x 16”
oil painting on cradled wood panel

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Shakti Yantra

Shakti Yantra

Size: 12 x 12”
collage with paper and oil glazes on cradled wood

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Dancing Earth Yantra

Dancing Earth Yantra

Size: 12 x 12”
collage, oil, wax on cradled wood panel

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Dakini

Dakini

Size: 18 x 18”
oil painting on cradled wood panel

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Goddess Yantra

Goddess Yantra

Size: 12 x 12”
oil paint on cradled wood panel

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Kali Yantra

Kali Yantra

Size: 12 x 12”
collage, oil, wax on cradled wood panel

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My Sprouting Heart

My Sprouting Heart

Size: 12 x 12”
oil paint, encaustic on cradled wood panel

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One Heart

One Heart

Size: 10 x 10”
collage, oil, wax on cradled wood panel

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The Star in My Heart

The Star in My Heart

Size: 12 x 12”
oil paint, encaustic on cradled wood panel

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The Window of My Heart

The Window of My Heart

Size: 12 x 12”
oil paint, encaustic on cradled wood panel

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Seed Yantra

Seed Yantra

Size: 16 x 16”
oil painting/encaustic on wood panel

Price: $600

 
Grey Owl Yantra

Grey Owl Yantra

Size: 16 x 16”
oil painting on cradled wood panel

Price: $600

 
Mother Earth Yantra

Mother Earth Yantra

Size: 16 x 16”
oil painting on cradled wood panel

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One Heart #2

One Heart #2

Size: 12 x 12”
oil painting on cradled wood panel

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Zinnia Yantra

Zinnia Yantra

Size: 12 x 12”
oil paint/encaustic on cradled wood panel

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Yantra Art

Yantra is an ancient and complex art form of Tantric spirituality with origins both in ancient Buddhism and Hinduism. The design elements point to, and support, a central focal point used for meditation.

In the Tantric tradition the symbol for the feminine is the inverted, or yoni, triangle. Oppositely, the male symbol is the triangle that points upward. It is common to find Yantras that have as their central focus the 6 pointed star shape that appears when you combine these two triangles.

Yantras honor, and indeed favor, the feminine aspect of the Divine. Often Yantras have a black circle in the center. This is a symbol of the door into the inner world, the Soul, the “emptiness” of oneness with the Divine. In my Yantra paintings I have taken liberties with this sacred traditional form - but do so with respect and gratitude.

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