Revised site note 1/26/10: This page is left as it was originally with minor modifications to font and background color for ease of reading. The "inverted image club" link is going, instead, to Dominik Wujastyk's new page. In the old days he would explain why his map of India was inverted based on perceptions of geography which are different in India than in the west. The new site launch is available here. Navigation links at the bottom follow the original old pathways through the site.

This was the angle from which the painting was created. In actuality, my intention was to paint an abstract of the Devanagari prose rendering of "om":

Somehow, it looked better when placed on its end. Basically, the blending of paint seemed to resemble a rising sun over a chaotic, or even primordial landscape--or maybe just in the imagination. As such, it seemed a better, even more intuitively appropriate abstraction of the intended symbol! Of course, the portion shown here only shows about 70% of the actual baseletter in the older typeset, "a" (and only about 60% of the picture was scanned). Inadvertently, then, Vedavid joins the "inverted homepage image club" of www indology!

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