Shop More Submit  Join Login
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
Download JPG 1974 × 1978


Submitted on
January 21, 2012
Image Size
5.0 MB
Submitted with


1,625 (3 today)
53 (who?)
117 (1 today)
Mandala of the Three Graces - Ang Talong Maria by Lakandiwa Mandala of the Three Graces - Ang Talong Maria by Lakandiwa
Mandala of the Three Graces: Ang Talong Maria


Metallic Gel Pen on Illustration Board

In the pilgrimage

To the highest peaks

In repose on nature

We commune with the daughters

Of the Rainbow Bearer

1. Acknowledge

Makiling . . . Arayat . . . Lantoy . . .

Your are the Mountain

Your are Nature

Makiling . . . Sinukuan . . . Kakao . . .

You are Beauty

You are LOVE

Mother . . . Sister . . . Daughter . . .

You are us

Maria . . . Mary . . . Miriam . . . Mariah . . . Mar . . . Mer . . . Sea . . . Ocean . . . Dagat . . .

You are the mountains and the sea

The union of the waters, the sky and the earth

You are three and none

You are ONE


2. Release

Scale the heights

To release all doubts and fears

Rise above the clouds

To refuge in the Motherís bosom

Ascend to the summit

To commune with the Truth

Climb the apex

To learn the secrets of the Moon and Tides


3. Awaken

From a dream with no time

Arise refreshed and reborn

And descend to the world


4. Return

Now back

To a land familiar

And different

The heart of the mountain

Pulses in our souls

Add a Comment:
bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional
nice job
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Thanks Bear
OrigamiRain Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Again, the details! You have the most awe-inspiring works of art, in my opinion.

I can see small flames burning lightly in the border of the flowers(?). I love the moon phases as the inner border.

Everything, I just love.
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Greetings OR

I am happy that you took the to look at all the details of this piece. The flames, are actually contained in a triangle, symbolizing that all the mountains are volcanoes (and are part of a chain of volcanoes that line the Philippine islands), with clouds above them

The power of the three graces as also interwoven with lunar cycles

Salamat (thanks) at samuli (and until then)

chipiri Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Oh I've always loved emphasis on the hair, I am so strongly connected to mine...and I think I'm finally starting to figure out how to read your comments for these...
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Thanks Chip

Unfortunately, I could get a gander at your locks in you DA ID pic :)
hadas64 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Dear Lakan
i took the time and learned a fascinating lesson about the three Maria's and the three mountains. it was lovely to take this trip into your culter.
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Thank you my dear Hadas

I was thinking if I would add more notes about the 3 goddesses, but I am glad that you took the time to research on them

I had my own experience with Makiling, and here is a drawing to commemorate her:
ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! I love how their hair is woven together in the middle! Nice work, yet again! :D

Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Thanks Holly

It was quite a challenge doing this piece, especially since I haven't drawn any knot work in a long time
Add a Comment: