Illustration on Paper: “Taṇhā” (2016)

This original artwork is currently represented by Utterly Art Gallery in Singapore.

To purchase or for inquiries, kindly contact Keng Hock at info@utterlyart.com.sg. Thanks! 🙂

“Taṇhā” (2016)
Materials: Professional Grade Watercolor, Watercolor Paper
Size: 11.7 x 16.5 in. (29.7 x 41.9 cm)

Taṇhā is an important concept in Buddhism, referring to “thirst, desire, longing” (physical or mental), and is typically translated as “craving”. In the second of the Four Noble Truths, the Buddha identified taṇhā as the primary source of dukkha, which is suffering, pain and unsatisfactoriness.

There are three types of taṇhā.

Kama-taṇhā is the craving for excitement and pleasure in one’s bodily senses, and is symbolized in this artwork by the NightFaun. This antlered girl represents my hidden, primal and instinctual (and perhaps “darker”) aspects of my psyche.

Bhava-taṇhā is the craving to become something other than what you are right now, and is symbolized by the Antlered Penguin (whose name remains undecided at the moment). His existence revolves around trying to fit in and be “normal” like everyone else, to be anyone or anything other than himself.

Vibhava-taṇhā is the craving to rid oneself of something undesirable, such as unpleasant people and experiences in life. I’ve always been fascinated with the stars, believing that there’s another place out there away from all the suffering and pain of reality. This work depicts an idyllic escape into a world of stars and galaxies.

But ultimately, the space within one’s self can never be filled, and the cravings and dukkha continue to re-cycle until the end of time.

Description

This original artwork is currently represented by Utterly Art Gallery in Singapore.

To purchase or for inquiries, kindly contact Keng Hock at info@utterlyart.com.sg. Thanks! 🙂

“Taṇhā” (2016)
Materials: Professional Grade Watercolor, Watercolor Paper
Size: 11.7 x 16.5 in. (29.7 x 41.9 cm)

Taṇhā is an important concept in Buddhism, referring to “thirst, desire, longing” (physical or mental), and is typically translated as “craving”. In the second of the Four Noble Truths, the Buddha identified taṇhā as the primary source of dukkha, which is suffering, pain and unsatisfactoriness.

There are three types of taṇhā.

Kama-taṇhā is the craving for excitement and pleasure in one’s bodily senses, and is symbolized in this artwork by the NightFaun. This antlered girl represents my hidden, primal and instinctual (and perhaps “darker”) aspects of my psyche.

Bhava-taṇhā is the craving to become something other than what you are right now, and is symbolized by the Antlered Penguin (whose name remains undecided at the moment). His existence revolves around trying to fit in and be “normal” like everyone else, to be anyone or anything other than himself.

Vibhava-taṇhā is the craving to rid oneself of something undesirable, such as unpleasant people and experiences in life. I’ve always been fascinated with the stars, believing that there’s another place out there away from all the suffering and pain of reality. This work depicts an idyllic escape into a world of stars and galaxies.

But ultimately, the space within one’s self can never be filled, and the cravings and dukkha continue to re-cycle until the end of time.

This original artwork has been exhibited at:
2017 – Art Apart Fair Singapore (with Utterly Art), Singapore

Product Info:
– This is an original illustration on paper and is NOT a print.
– The artwork has been hand-painted on 300gsm watercolor paper / 220gsm art paper using professional grade watercolor, ink and color pencils.
– All original artworks are hand-signed on the front by myself.

Care instructions:
Keep artwork in an area away from direct sunlight, as the colors may fade with continued exposure to direct sunlight.
The artwork surface must be covered at all times, either by the plastic sleeve in which it arrives, or within a picture frame.

Please note:
Each item is described, photographed and depicted as accurately as possible. However, due to variations in individual PC monitor hues, it’s impossible for all pieces to look the same on every computer monitor.

Commissions / Customized Artwork:
– Like what you see and want to get a similar original artwork made specially for you or your loved ones?
– Chat with me at penguingirlart@gmail.com or fill in the contact form at www.maryannloo.com/commissions

To purchase or for inquiries, kindly contact Keng Hock at info@utterlyart.com.sg. Thanks! 🙂

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