by Eric Whollem
oxides on white earthenware clay
with ceramic beads by the artist
12" x 9"
PHOTO BY M. SPIELMANN
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The King of Shambhala
A previous post of mine dealt in detail with the Tibetan legends
of Shambhala, a mystic realm accessible only to the enlightened.
The story of Shangri La is based on Shambhala. The Shangri La
story is found in the book, 'Lost Horizon,' which was also made
into a Hollywood movie.
According to both Hindu and Buddhist belief Kalki, the King of
Shambhala, will return at the end of times to bring about victory
of righteousenss. The Hindus regard Kalki as the last incarnation
Kalki is usually depicted on horseback. Many images of Kalki
are found in Tibetan folk art. This sculpted mask is my own
mythopoetic interpretation of Kalki.
See my post of the MAP TO SHAMBHALA on this link:
My CERAMIC ART may be seen here: