Helga and Viðar
We wish everyone
the same enjoyment and wonder as we experience when we work with the YANTRA PAINTINGS. They emanate magnificent energy, are radiant and embracing, and have much wisdom to share with everyone around
Viðar and Helga
The YANTRA PAINTINGS are the co-creation of husband and wife Viðar and Helga. They live and work in what has been called the 'Hot Spring Capital' of Iceland, Hveragerði, 40 minutes drive from the northernmost capital in the world, Reykjavík. The idea for a vivid multi-colored family of YANTRA PAINTINGS came to Helga in 2002, but the paintings are the fruits of Helga and Viðar's life together in both inner and outer realms for decades.
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The Yantra Paintings
ORIGINAL ART ~ MIXED MEDIA
The YANTRA PAINTINGS are made with acrylics and spray paint on canvas using hand drawn and cut stencils
All paintings are 40" x 40" (100cm x 100cm) big.
The uniqueness of Helga and Viðar's YANTRA PAINTINGS is how one dominant, nourishing color is allowed to cover a whole large canvas, in combination with applying on top a strong artistic expression of the ancient Sri Yantra symbol.
Each painting is an original art piece, and has its own characteristics obtained from both differing applications of colors on each canvas and the hand drawn and cut stencil used to spray paint the Sri Yantra on top.
Helga and Viðar create paintings in a beautiful range of vivid colors, painting the Sri Yantra gold. When gold is the dominant color you can order a painting with the Sri Yantra in black, white or gold.
If you have a specific color or color combination in mind and you cannot find it in the gallery, please feel free to contact us and order a custom made YANTRA PAINTING from Helga and Viðar.
Note: extra charges apply to custom orders. Contact us for a quote.
The core and color
A yantra is a geometrical pattern made of several concentric figures (squares, circles, lotuses, triangles, point). Yantras can both be very simple or very complex in form, but either way yantras carry profound energies due to the construction of the sacred geometrical patterns, symbolizing the universe and the individual.
The yantra in Helga and Viðar’s paintings is an artistic expression of the Sri Yantra, also known as Sri Chakra (holy wheel), and represents the perfect union of the Male and the Female elements in the macrocosmic and microcosmic aspects of our universe. The sacred Shiva-Shakti.
The symbol is a configuration of nine interlacing triangles centred around the focus point of the yantra. The four upright triangles represent Shiva or the Masculine and the five triangles pointing downwards symbolize the Female embodiment, Shakti.
Together the nine triangles form 43 smaller triangles in a web symbolic of the entire cosmos or a womb symbolic of creation. In the middle is the power point (bindu), or the seed center, from which the entire figure and the cosmos expand.
The wonder of colors is how effective they are in influencing our well-being. Colours in their essence are vibrating energy, and therefore when placed in our environment can have great healing properties.
The colour yellow for instance can make you feel happier, rejuvenated and so much alive, while the color green is more soothing and fills the room with serenity and balance.
The importance of this is that our environment creates the consciousness which induces the quality of our health just as much as we build our environment from the very thoughts we think. It works both ways.
Yantras are sacred symbols of the process of evolution and involution. All primal shapes of a yantra are psychological symbols corresponding to inner states of human consciousness. If one chooses to work with the yantra, use it in visual meditation and study its innate qualities, yantras can also serve as a powerful tool in spiritual practices and self-realization.
A simple relaxation and centering exercise: Sit in front of the Yantra Painting for 10-15 minutes, connect to its vibration through its color, and concentrate on its center, the 'bindu'. Make sure you will not be disturbed and that you are sitting comfortably in an upright position. Breathe deeply and give yourself permission to let go of the outside world. Relax and exhale. Smile!
When placed in a home, office or other spaces where people go about their everyday lives, the presence of a yantra is very beneficial and nourishing. It can help you prosper in your business or career and also help bestow good health, happiness and success upon you. It can attract prosperity and abundance and even heal and protect, because the primal vibration from a yantra is love and divinity.
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Yantra Paintings launched on
Culture Night inReykjavík,