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Jean-Pierre Sergent

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Desire, Wombs, Caves & White Lotus

DESIRE, WOMBS, CAVES & WHITE LOTUS

2014

"Desire, Womb, Caves & White Lotus" is a series started in spring 2014 at the Besançon studio.
Technic: acrylic hand silkscreened on white or cream B.F.K. Rives paper, 10''x10''.
It is printed mainly in monotypes and editions of 5.

This new series of works on "Desire, the Womb, the Cave & the White Lotus", have been largely inspired by the artist's reading of the Upanishads, the Hindu books, one of he oldest in the history of writing, and specially from this quotation in the Tripura Upanishad:

Desire, the womb, the Digit of Desire,
The Wielder of the Thunderbolt, the Cave,
Ha sa, the Wind, the Cloud, the King of Heaven,
Yet again the Cave, sa ka la and maya –
Such is the primeval Wisdom, embracing all,
Mother of the vast universe.
— In Tripura Upanishad