Ganesha and Traditional Tibetan Buddhist symbolism
The objective for our project is for the artists to enter into a state of calm, clear mental focus through drawing through meditation, drawing techniques, including symmetry and grids, collage and interactive storytelling. We developed our concentration by meditating on our drawings. Breathing increases focus on a single point and allows us to slow down and increase eye-hand coordination. In a relaxed, playful way, we curiously explored our own interpretations of Tibetan Buddhist symbols. The student’s went above and beyond the assignment, even the classic athletic guys, who drew intricate pictures of an elephant God holding a basketball.
Works curated and collected by Lillian Myers from Tibetan Thangka Painting masters in Dharamsala, India. Myers included her own work Ganesh as well in the gallery.
by Lillian Myers, Acrylic on Birch Wood, 2015
Commission Piece donated to Performers Without Borders Kenya Tour 2016
by Lillian Myers, Mineral Pigment on Linen, Tibetan Thangka 2015
Empowering at Risk youth thru Performance Arts Education. Professional international performing artists teach circus and theater to vulnerable youth in India, Nicaragua and Kenya.
Help to cultivate creativity, self-confidence & communication skills in vulnerable girls & boys who are facing human trafficking and child poverty in Kolkatta, Darjeeling and Varanasi, India through sponsoring performing arts classes offered freely by 8 volunteer teachers with the UK charity Performers Without Borders.