Title: Aum Symbol
x 18" x 1.5"
This privately commissioned piece was a gift to the Hidden Valley Ashram
Center in Escondido, California. This piece is a depiction of the Sanskrit character Aum (Om), the cosmic sound, representing in Eastern Traditions, that aspect of God, which upholds the universal structure of creation. The
above photo's show the donated piece after its installation. The top
photo is the current installation in a newly completed shrine on the
Ashram Center grounds. The lower two photo's show a close up view and
the original installation.
In designing this work, Paul studied the different meaning of the
various sections of the character and incorporated his feeling, of their
meaning in each section of the character, by varying their texture.