The artist’s hand holds a powerful instrument, here symbolized by a “vajra brush,” a means to awaken people to their own essence through the light of higher vision.
The entire history of art is an expression of universal creativity that invisibly surrounds and supports every creative act.
The VAJRA is a spiritual device, a thunderbolt scepter owned by the Hindu god Indra and adopted by the Buddhist sages as a symbol of the diamondlike clarity and brilliance of the mind’s true nature. Vajra It is used symbolically by the dharma traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism often to represent firmness of spirit and spiritual power.
Featured art: “Artist’s Hand,” by Alex Grey, 1997, oil on wood panel.