SRI YANTRA 03, 1994
10 touching points in kernel
14+10+10+8=42 colour triangles in kernel
Diameter of kernel 12 cm; 4 11/16’’
Diameter of mandala min 16.9 cm; 6 5/8’’; max 21.1 cm; 8 5/16’’
Diagonal of defence square 31 cm; 12 3/16’’
Side of defence square max 25.6 cm; 10 1/16’’
The whole collection 1994-95 Sri Yantra and More Difficult Star Polygons consists of 32 items. Some of them are in the private collections, some of them aren’t for sale at all. Every item is covered by half-transparent protective paper fixed back right side by small drops of glue, it flips easily and/or can be promptly removed.
The stars #03 and #04 are from the first series, 1994. The width of line inside a kernel is approximately 0.5 mm, three lines of mandala (Mekhala) have different width, three lines of defence square (Bhupura) repeat the rhythm of mandala, and its Bhupura is simple square with four gates. The very special feature of stars #03 and #04 is 10 touches inside the kernel. I’d like to underline this fact because it is distinctly more difficult design to perform.
Looking at digital images of Sri Yantra on the Internet never makes me happy — I cannot see naps of paper, colours, I don’t feel warmth of work, hands, heart; I cannot see a dot in the paper from the leg of compass… Internet serves us with providing information about art, i.e. as means to inform and to be informed. Only the real thing can move heart and bring something new to mind. When I have begun to work with star polygons fifteen years ago I feel myself only this way. It works out. All other routes can wait.
The story of discovery of the ancient mathematical algorithm, its perfection in two variations (easy – 6 points of touch and more complex – 10 points of touch) of Sri Yantra and nine /!/ variations of more difficult star polygons, Sri Sarvabhava Yantra (part of them at least) can be seen here in the future, I guess.