Letters cut from the Bible, o's and apostrophes cut from the Koran
4 x 4 in.
I did this piece last week as a thank you gift for someone who did me a solid. It was a blast to start and finish a piece in three hours, since the piece I'm currently working on in my studio was started in 2009. There's something to be said for doing these little pieces. Brevity rocks. It's like sweeping; immediate gratification and sense of accomplishment. The hymn goes around and around the circle, letters piled on top of each other, so you only get to read the last words. It reads like this:
O Devi Kamala, beloved of Vishnu,
Adored by the three worlds,
As Thou art constant to Vishnu,
Be Thou constant to me.
Whoever worshipping Lakshmi
Reads these twelve names of Her:
Isvari, Kamala, Lakshmi, Cala,
Bhuti, Haripriya, Padma, Padmalaya,
Sampat, Uchaih, Sri Padmadharini.
With such an one, his wife and children,
Lakshmi ever abides.