Sometimes transparent and half-transparent are more erotical than just nude, right?

I don’t have any clue what you have thought after reading the title ^~^. I thought about my stars from Sri Yantra collection.


SRI YANTRA #13, 1994 

6 points of touch in kernel

14+10+10+8=42 colour triangles in kernel

Diameter of kernel 9.9 cm; 3 15/16’’

Diameter of mandala min 14.2 cm; 5 9/16’’; max  18 cm; 7 1/8’’

Diagonal of defence square 25.6 cm; 10 1/16’’

Side of defence square max 25.2 cm; 9 7/8’’

 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 lines of polygons in Sri Yantra #13 are 0.25 mm, and the main feature of this star is its mathematical exactness as a result of following strict ancient set of rules. The line of red lotus petals are a bit greater then the line of green petals (outer ring).  There are four lines in outer circle of mandala and two green strips, inner circle is white.  Bhupura (square of defence) is double svastika,  triple black line and full green colour.

 This copy looks very compact, it was a little experimental step: an algorithm allows to jump to a bit smaller diagonal of square, and I thought it is interesting to try it.  That was 1994, I was happy to feel power of stars, and I was a bit younger and interested in experiments.  I like this star, but I have to say, now I like another kind of experiments. (That means obviously a message “I’m still young^_^”).


The cool 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, NINE /!!!!!!/ variations of more difficult star polygons, Sri Sarvabhava Yantra (part of them) can be seen here in summer 2012.


Introduction as short as possible

Probably it would be extremely optimistic and naive to believe that the deepest knowledge about Sri Chakra has a root in oral period of human civilization covering 20,000 -1,500 BC.  More realistic point of view is closer to our usual imagination of ancient times.  The best search of its origin approximately could be set in Asia in period 1,500 BC – 8 AD.  As far as I can see, 5th century BC and later.

Two millennia had been elapsed and hand-painted Sri Yantras were accepted by Asian and Western museums.  In the second part of XX century some American scientists tried to find mathematical formulas but without discovery the main principles of construction of star polygons.  As a branch of modern mathematics 14 and18-pointed star polygons is still a blank page in reference books and encyclopedias.

Recently in the paper edition only one exact graphical scheme of Sri Chakra can be named, as it seems to me: published by Indian scholar who had been led his study in Mukambika shrine in Kollar near Bangalore, Karnataka, South India, and it gives us probably the best historic and philosophical explanation in religious framework.  Unfortunately, it will be very hard to accept this partially geometrical picture as a piece of art and a tool for meditation.

Collection of Sri Yantra and More Difficult Star Polygons performed by me in 1994-95 consists of two variations 14-pointed and nine (!!!) variations of 18-pointed star polygons previously unknown for public and specialists.  I would like to suggest results of my meditation with paper and ink for people whose knowledge of the world is deeper than it usually seems passing through everyday routine in the streets, avenues, buildings, offices and so called private life.