What does OM stand for:
Ommm..... It's often the first and last sound in your ears in a yoga class. But what does it mean?! It is a sacred sound and a spiritual icon in Indian Religions. It is also a mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. Om is part of the iconography found in ancient and medieval era manuscripts, temples, monasteries and spiritual retreats in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The symbol has a spiritual meaning in all Indian dharmas, but the meaning and connotations of Om vary between the diverse schools within and across the various traditions.
In Hinduism, Om is one of the most important spiritual symbols (pratima).It refers to Atman (soul, self within) and Brahman (ultimate reality, entirety of the universe, truth, divine, supreme spirit, cosmic principles, knowledge). The syllable is often found at the beginning and the end of chapters in the Vedas, the Upanishads, and other Hindu texts. It is a sacred spiritual incantation made before and during the recitation of spiritual texts, during puja and private prayers, in ceremonies of rites of passages (sanskara) such as weddings, and sometimes during meditative and spiritual activities such as Yoga.
About the Art:
Working with mostly 14-16 gauge raw steel. The flag displays wonderfully both indoor and outdoor. Fred often begins the rust process to give a more weathered appearance and to enhance the contours and shapes of a piece. No two pieces are ever the same, (so yours is one of a kind!), and variations in color and texture add to the overall character of his work. The flag is suitable for use both inside and outdoors. If displayed outdoors, the flag will continue to rust beautifully in the elements; but If you wish to reduce further rusting, we suggest applying a clear mat lacquer which will need to be reapplied over time. This flag comes with a rusted chain and hooks for easy hanging.
8x12 Flag weighs about 5 pounds
12x18 Flag weighs about 8 pounds
18x24 Flag weighs about 11 pounds
24x36 Flag weighs about 15 pounds