Friday, February 20, 2015

Display Created by Local Artist Martha Braun of Thangka Painter, Glen Eddy’s, Pigments

Glen Eddy (1941-2006) was a prominent American thangka painter in the Tibetan tradition. He was an early participant in the formation of Shang Shung Institute of America under the direction of Choegyal Namkhai Norbu where he founded the Golden Vajra Guild. During his years in collaboration with the Institute under whose auspices he created a number of large scale  Thangkas in the lineage of Choegyal Namkhai Norbu, Glen had several students. 

In honor of the 30th Anniversary last summer, Martha Braun, a local artist and former student of Glen’s, began to create an exhibition display showcasing Glen’s personal pigments and his unique palate. Glen was well known for the precision of his deity drawings (Tikse) as well as painting with natural pigments he made himself from minerals and precious stones

Ms. Braun’s display is hung in the Tsegyalgar East Library. Reproductions of these works including many drawings can be found in the Shang Shung webstore

[Photo by Ellen Pearlman of Glen Eddy in Tashigar Sur - Argentina]

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