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2014, archival pigment print on cotton paper, 120 x 120 cm
winner the 2015 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award
A ‘mudra’ is a spiritual gesture made with the hands and fingers in Hinduism and Buddhism. In this self-portrait the artist, cloaked dramatically in black, reflects on his Chinese heritage and cultural knowledge as he holds his own hands cast in the forms of mudras as a gesture towards healing. In his right hand is held the karana mudra, a powerful gesture for dispelling negative energy, while in his left he holds the gyan mudra, for opening oneself to knowledge.
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