TWO LAMAS DISCOURSING: LAMA FACING RIGHT, 2006
diptych, pastel and ink on paper
38 x 23.75 inches each (sheet)
41 x 27 inches (frames)
Lamas are Tibetan Buddhist teachers. The positions in which they hold their hands (mudras) indicate that they are speaking about a religious subject. Each is seated on a lotus throne, with his back supported by a cushion. The images were taken from a 12th century Tibetan double portrait (thanka).