The "Ahimsa" Pillow
Limited Edition, Custom Crafted
Cover: Velvet (Poly) with Zipper
Image Front & Back
Eco Friendly Printing & Construction
Pamella Allen Fine Arts Decorative Accent Pillows feature a selection of mixed media paintings created in the artists studio that are digitally printed with Eco & body friendly dyes and fabrics, each accent pillow is hand constructed to bring years of comfort, beauty & harmony to your home. "The works featured in this collection are inspired by my Jamaican/African heritage and years of travel over land and sea throughout Africa, India, Europe, the Caribbean & the Americas. With these works I explore moment, memory and our universal interactions with the mystic of nature." Pamella Allen 2020
Featured Original Artwork Info:
Ahimsa 60”x60” Acrylic, hand made paper, sand and mixed media on canvas Pamella Allen 2019
Ahimsa, translated from Sanskrit is "do no harm" in word, deed or thought. In my travels I have seen the same face on a person from southern India, as from Jamaica, or Kenya, or Spain. The Ahimsa mandala is the face of peaceful meditation as an archetype. 5 years in the making, Ahimsa began as a series of memory sketch/ink drawings, followed by a series of stencils and mono prints that evolved to clay sculpture and molds to finally make over 100 hand-made paper relief sculptures that I layered and collaged onto paper and fabric with graphite and sand to complete the Ahimsa mandala. The process of paper making is an ancient one, it is one of reconstruction after deconstruction, a mirror to the cycles of life death life found in nature. The mantra here is straightforward, Ahimsa is a meditation on peace and the regenerative cycles of nature. To create this series of mixed media paintings entitled My Mandala, I have appropriated the ritual, therapeutic and storytelling use of the mandala in indigenous cultures throughout history. To create this new work, I have taken a cross section detail photo of the original to make a graphic collage using symmetry & balance. In this process of appropriating my own images new works are born that tell their own visual story.
Care Instructions for Soft Velvet: Machine wash the Soft Velvet cover at 86°F. Drip or tumble dry. You shouldn't need to iron, but if you do, please turn inside out and use a medium heat.