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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

2011

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

Peace

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

Peace

3. Awaken

From a dream with no time

Arise refreshed and reborn

And descend to the world

Peace

4. Return

Now back

To a land familiar

And different

The heart of the mountain

Pulses in our souls

Peace
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional
nice job
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Thanks Bear
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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.
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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)

Lakan
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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...
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Thanks Chip

Unfortunately, I could get a gander at your locks in you DA ID pic :)
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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.
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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:
[link]
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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

:peace:
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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
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.

Well, you definitely pulled it off! :)

:peace:
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littlespooky Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
love the details!! gorgeous work!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Greetings Carmen

My gratitude for you kind words

Salamat (thanks) at samuli (and until then)

Lakan
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littlespooky Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
your welcome Lakan!
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Mararda Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Awe inspiring!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Greetings Kate

I am glad that my work has resonated to you

Salamat (thanks) at samuli (and until then)

Lakan
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Polypureheart Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Dark and delicate- I like!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Greetings Amanda

My gratitude for your kind words. It is interesting that you are the first person to describe my work as delicate . . . which I am very glad to hear

Salamat (thanks) at samuli (and until then)

Lakan
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finex666 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
very awesome work ^_
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Thank you my friend

A great challenge in knot design . . . and I am glad you liked it
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finex666 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
^_
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Miyazu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing, As always, incredible details. I have no idea how you managed to pull off that linking pattern at the center that well.
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Greetings Nabila

This work was quite a challenge, even if I did several studies of the hair pattern . . . I could replicate it to the final drawing . . . so I just went with the flow

It is my means of saying that the fate of the 3 goddesses / mountains are intertwined

Salamat (thanks) at samuli (and until then)

Lakan
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Miyazu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very pretty patterns :thumbsup:
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Mythian Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Writer
If this one was made into a quilt, my goodness it would take some time. That middle pattern would be interesting to see how it could be made into a quilt pattern. Mmmm...comfy warm it would be in winter.
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Thanks Tara

Now that is a really great idea
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