Mountains are the most beautiful and pure storehouse of energy,
this series expresses my love to mountains and an appeal to keep them clear from rough intervention of the people. Numerous ascents pollute the highest peaks, as climbers at descent often simply do not have forces to carry the equipment downwards. I consider that peaks of the Himalayas are for chosen ones, such as Reinhold Messner, capable to climb on top without oxygen and alone, not littering the way. In my paintings I use an broad variety of shades to transmit energetic vibrations of the space. Certainly it not “a portrait” of vibrations; but only their echo as emphasized in a material world, – a hint of what they are.
The northern wall of Everest is cold and inaccessible. Renowned alpinist Reinhold Messner climbed it alone in wintertime with light amunition and without oxygen. Small black and white photo of the Wall from his book became a basis of this painting. And even though every alpinist on Earth is dreaming about Everest, we should remember how the multiple ascents harm the Great Mountain.
The hymn about the Mountain of Mother of the World glorifies the crucial importance of Chomolungma in the moment of saving of the Earth from destruction. “…The Mother of the World pointed: “The Sun, save my mountain, because where else I will stand on guard? …On the highest mountain shines the Mother of the World. She came out to hit the darkness… She wears the fiery cover and surrounded with wall of fire. She found strength and aspiration.”
In this painting, I wanted to underline majesty and purity of the Mountain.
The Holy Kailash, trone of Shiva. The painting is devoted to N.K.Roerich. Mahathma, Maharishi – so called Nicholas Roerich people of India. The genius and life of this great person indeed raise him to the level of Great Rishi. We are grateful to him for a wonderful Gift – beautiful images of faraway mountains, for the possibility to touch the Sublime through his paintings.
The Stok glacier is located in the kingdom of Ladakh, Small Tibet. The name of the glacier means “tiger” and is connected with name of holy lama Stok Tsang-ras-chen, the tutor of the one of Ladakh kings. This lama is known ot only as a collector and keeper of rarest bibliothec of tibet manuscripts, but also thanks to many legends which people are telling about him. For example, they say that he saw and knew personally all 84 saints of buddhism.
Sometimes lama used to disappear all of a sudden, and then came back and told stories about incredible countries and people. After one of such absences he wrote a book “Journey to Shambhala”.
Ancient tibetian book “Description of Siccim” says: “In the eastern part of Kangchenjunga, there is a treasure of salt. It is a giant white rock. Behind her there is Second snow mountain. The treasure of gold and turquoise is hidden in it. In Third mountain, there is a treasure of treasures (i.e. knowledge contained in manuscripts). In Fourth mountain, there is the treasure of armour. In Fifth mountain, the treasure of various seeds and medicines.” This is why they call Kangchenjunga “The mountain of the five treasures”.
At the foot of Kangchenjunga, in subtropics, many beatiful orchids are growing.