Angkorians Themes

3D MANDALA: Angkor at the 13th Century

Angkor on the Jayavarman VII era is the achievment of an amazing artwork which took centuries to be performed: a gigantic 3D mandala declining the structure of the universe as claimed by Hindu Cosmology (4 oceans, concentrical mountain ranges, …) and reproduced on alll his constructions whatever their scale.

3D MANDALA: Angkor at the 13th Century

The key points of the Angkorian Mandala

The 4 elements and mains symbols from miscellaneous mystical speeches

Creativity, Power
Sword (Spade)

Deepness, Endurance
Cup (Heart)

the 4 elements

Stick (Club)

Denier (Diamond)

An Elaborate and Collective Fusion Art

The Angkorian Mandala is a contemporaneous form of graphic art expression descended from a universal tradition that is almost as old as humanity. Greetings to my predecessors, designing Mandalas from all latitudes and ages.

It fits within the natural and logical development of the virtual reconstruction work that I have undertaken for over ten years. It focuses on Angkorian monuments. All featured temples are genuine and recreated volumes and colours are based on sound sources that are in agreement with archaeologists. The latter, like me, work on the study and restoration of this valuable heritage. They are mainly specialists from the French School of Asian Studies (Ecole Française d’Extrême Orient, EFEO) that have worked for more than one century and published high-level papers on this topic. I have also received constant and enthusiastic support from academics from the University of Sydney.

I would specially like to express my gratitude to Pascal Royère, Dominique Soutif, Christophe Pottier,Jean Baptiste Chevance, Eric LLopis, Pierre Baty, Armand Debas at the EFEO, Tom Chandler, Damian Evans and Martin Polkginhorne for the Australians … Not forgetting the long list of my masters at INALCO.

Lenticular 3D technique

Lenticular 3D Printed Mandalas

Lenticular 3D Printed Mandalas

Angkorian Mandala, formerly available on superior quality and limited edition Thangkas—digital prints on canvas—can now be found in lenticular 3D form, (tribute to Kevin from Shenzhen, my Director of Production) which is basically aninterlaced image containing an artwork’s layers, and onto which is placed a transparent substrate made up of thousand of small lenses. The final result gives the illusion of depth without the need to wear glasses or any other accessories.

This latest form brings further the graphic power of this simple, but formidably efficient composition of the Mandala. It oozes all its complexity, magic and the mystery of the beauty of the universe.