"Art (art, writing, music, sculpture or any other form) is, like magic, the science of manipulating symbols, words or images, to achieve changes in consciousness .... An artist or a writer is the closest thing in the contemporary world that you are likely to see to a shaman" Alan Moore on magic
"Art is the Door Though Which the Mysteries of Consciousness can be Approached."...Chance Gardner
"The content of the tantras are a witch's brew of magical spells and rituals, yogic instructions and profound teachings, often jumbled fragments which make them unintelligible to the uninitiated. they are like the grimoires of an enlightened wizard whose practices a transcendental magic" Meeting the Buddhas by Vessantara
“Those who see this script will not experience the three lower realms and will be liberated from the fear of falling into the lower realms; will be purified of the five poisons and freed from the results of one’s karma; will be freed from the fear of remaining in samsara.” — Terton Migyur Dorje
Tilly is a mother of three, philosopher, artist, Jungian, iconologist. Science and non-duality quantum fysiks groupie.
Half French half British, London born in 1973, Tilly's childhood was spent between the cultural bustle of Hampstead and the natural calm of the Lincolshire countryside.
When Tibetan Geshes moved in to the London family home during the early 80's, becoming the Manjushri meditation center for a while, Tilly was first introduced to Tibetan Buddhism as well as the array of wonderful minds that stepped through the door, planting seeds that would germinate over the following years. By 1996 Tilly started life as a full time parent to her three children.
Tilly is essentially a self taught artist who can hop between style substrate and media but has been working as a professional silk painter in France since 2009. Focusing very much on divinity especially Eastern, she has been part of the Buddhist art collective Dakini as Art (creative sister to the Yogini Project) a collective celebrating and empowering women.
Tilly paints on ahimsa silk with gold, creating something divinely unique. She uses a combination of conscious knowledge and other than conscious flow which allows room for something special within the traditional form. Her subjects are typically iconographic in nature.
She also muses with published articles and poetry through Levekunst and a regular columnist for Buddhistdoor Global on the deeper meanings of life and the image/ emotional and spiritual well being relationship as well as some poetry.
As part of Tilly's desire to help heal through art, she also works closely with clients creating imagery unique to their needs. She uses a combination of intuition, her knowledge of color, symbols and archetypes to create utterly bespoke meditation tools.
Please contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org or via www.silkalchemy.com Read more here, here & here.
Commissions couldn't be more simple. Please contact me to discuss what you have in mind.
Part of the Dakini as Art collective. Here for the site.
* "Dharma is our own reality that we seek to understand fully, to open to fully. Dharma, therefore, also consists of those methods and the teaching of those methods that are the arts and sciences which enable us to open ourselves. The practices that we do, which will open us, which follow those teachings, which implement them in our lives, in our practice, and in our performance, which deploy those arts-they are also Dharma." Robert Thurman