I love this painting.
Meant to represent the mental states that cloud the mind and manifest in unwholesome actions. Kleshas include states of mind such as anxiety, fear, anger, jealousy, desire, depression, etc. Contemporary translators use a variety of English words to translate the term kleshas, such as: afflictions, defilements, destructive emotions, disturbing emotions, negative emotions, mind poisons.
Oringinally It was suggested by a friend that I "don't avoid painting the penis. It looks like you're afraid to paint it." So I painted a penis. Because of the underlying prejudice towards the male figure, it proved unshowable and later the loin cloth was added. I personally like it better clothed.
The Conjurer of Mara
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