A metaphor for the precarious balance of the world’s ecosystems finds itself on a symbol of prayer. A prayer for compassion etched on each rock, Om Mani Padme Hum is often seen around crystal lakes that glisten in the Himalayas.
Inspired by Buddhist philosophy and imagery, Prayer for Earth draws from the mantras inscribed on stones in sacred spaces. Symbols of nature replace chants, giving nature the place it deserves in our thoughts, meditations and the spaces we inhabit.


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Techniques

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sgraffito + painting

While the pebbles can be painted directly on the wall with a palette of bright primary colours, the details of each illustration within can be engraved to create the relief effect of a woodcut artwork, giving it depth.

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relief + painting

Flat to the touch but with the visual undulations of a woodcut artwork, this piece can be screen printed on the wall.