'ANANDA' Limited Edition Print | Available Now

I'm very pleased to announce our first official print of the year, 'Ananda,' as in 'Sat-chit-ananda', which is a Sanskrit term that describes the nature of reality as it is conceptualized in Hindu and yogic philosophy. Some consider sat-chit-ananda to be the same as God or Brahman (Absolute Reality). Others use it as a term to describe the experience of realizing the unity and wholeness of all existence. A common translation of sat-chit-ananda is "truth-consciousness-bliss." Sometimes sat-chit-ananda is considered to be a triple consciousness, where all three elements can be taken separately or considered as one because, in reality, each element is found in everything. It is said that sat-chit-ananda is the source of all consciousness and all perfection. To experience sat-chit-ananda is to achieve the ultimate goal of the spiritual journey in Hinduism or yoga.

Title: 'Ananda' | Mantradala Series
Size: 20" x 20"
4-Color Serigraph Print w/Gold Foil Stamping
Paper: Archival 290 gsm cotton-rag
Edition: 90
Signed & Numbered
**Limit one per household**

Available Here

'ANANDA' Limited Edition Print | Release Date

In celebration of Summer Solstice, we'll be releasing our first official Limited Edition Print of the year, 'ANANDA.' This is 20"x 20", 4-color serigraph print, stamped with Gold Foil on archival 290gsm cotton rag paper (Edition of 90). It has taken 6 months to develop this print and I'm excited to finally be able to share it with you all. Satchitananda. 

RELEASE DATE: 
Tuesday, June 20th 2017 @8am pst

Available Here

Pangeaseed | Napier, New Zealand

This past March, I was invited by my good friends at Pangeaseed Foundation to come out to Napier, New Zealand for another SeaWalls: Artist for Oceans, who's mission is to empower individuals and communities to create meaningful environmental change for oceans through ARTivism, education, and science.

PangeaSeed Foundation’s mission is to empower individuals and communities to create meaningful environmental change for oceans through ARTivism, education, and science.

We forge a synthesis between creative expression, nature, and society to (re)connect individuals and communities with our planet’s most important ecosystem by following our core values of sustainability, education, ecology, and design.

Please visit PangeaSeed.org to learn how you can help save our seas.
www.pangeaseed.foundation

Beefsteak on Melrose

I recently had the pleasure of painting my buddy, Marcel Vigneron's, new restaurant 'Beefsteak' located on Melrose Blvd. Make sure to stop to get some conscious, plant-based cuisine! 

"At Beefsteak, we strive to bring the best produce and local ingredients to our guests in a casual environment that serves fresh and seasonal California cuisine. We aim to source everything from socially conscious purveyors that will in turn be used in dishes that are not only healthy, but also intended to be super tasty, and ecologically responsible. We value the intimate connection between our food, our farms, our planet and our health and aim to be sustainable in all of our practices.  We support our community through partnerships with local vendors and producers."

www.beefsteakveg.com

'MOKSHA' Lapel Pins

Peace Movement! We have some new offerings that we're excited to share with you. We've collaborated with our friends @lilbulliesclub to create some Limited Edition 'MOKSHA' Lapel Pins. There are only 500 pins available with each piece individually numbered.

We also released a limited number of SIGNED MTN X CRYPTIK Collectible Cans for those of you who missed out on the release. Please limit 1 per household. **THIS PRODUCT SHIPS ONLY TO THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES. CAN NOT SHIP TO ALASKA, GUAM, HAWAII, PUERTO RICO OR ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF THE US**

CRYPTIK X PANGEASEED | 'Ahimsa' Limited Edition Print

I'm pleased to announce the release of our latest print, 'Ahimsa', with our friends at Pangeaseed Foundation to help protect our planets most valuable ecosystem. Together, through art and activism, we can help save our seas. One of Earth's most ancient creatures, green sea turtles spend their entire lives at sea, except when adult females come ashore to lay eggs several times per season every 2 to 5 years. From greens to loggerheads, six of the seven species of sea turtles are endangered at the hand of humans.

'Ahimsa' is the Sanskrit word for nonviolence or compassion. It is the principle and practice of nonviolence toward all living beings in one's thoughts, words, or deeds. As a concept, Ahimsa is the recognition of the dynamic unity of reality where all life is interconnected and interdependent. 

Title: 'Ahimsa' 
Color: Embossed with Gold Foil Stamping
Size: 14" x 19"
Paper: 350 GSM Natural White Cover
Edition of 65 (Signed/Numbered: 60, Artist Proofs: 5)

Title: 'Ahimsa' 
Color: Embossed with Gold Foil Stamping
Size: 14" x 19"
Paper: 350 GSM Epic Black Cover
Edition of 65 (Signed/Numbered: 60, Artist Proofs: 5)

"A human being is part of the whole, called by us “universe,” limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a prison, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons close to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from our prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all humanity and the whole of nature in its beauty." - Albert Einstein

RELEASE DATE:
Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2017 @12PM PST
Available At - http://tinyurl.com/zyr6teo

'FIRESIDE' | Limited Edition Wood Round

Peace Movement! I'm pleased to announce our last release of the year, 'FIRESIDE' ~ Limited Edition Wood Rounds (Edition of 80). These are laser engraved on basswood rounds, ranging in size from 9" to 12" with a depth of 2". Each piece comes adorned with the sacred mantra, 'Om Vajrasattva Hum,' a powerful mantra for the purification of negative karmic forces and spiritual impurities. We hope this offering brings you many blessings, peace & good karma. *Please limit one per household.

'FIRESIDE' Limited Edition Wood Round
Diameter: 9" to 12"
Edition of 80
Signed & Numbered
Certificate of Authenticity

Available Here

PRAYER WHEEL INSTALLATION | Brand Library

This prayer wheel is inspired by the spiritual technology of Tibet, where they are commonly referred to as Mani wheels. This is a device for spreading spiritual blessings, positive karma and peace, a clock-wise revolution of which symbolizes the repetition of the prayer (mantra), 'Om Mani Padme Hum'. Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying this mantra, out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara), the Bodhisattva of compassion.

Photo By @Birdmanphotos

On view at:
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W. Mountain St.
Glendale, CA 91201

More info at ThinkspaceGallery

STAND WITH STANDING ROCK

The Cryptik Movement stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of the First Nations in their fight to protect our earth, water & sacred lands at Standing Rock. For those unable to make the journey to North Dakota, please click the link below to show your support! 
Video By Zane Meyer of @chopemdownfilms

12 Ways you can show your support to stop DAPL: tinyurl.com/hycoxg5

'Nexus' | The Brand Library & Art Center

I'm excited to share something that I've been working on this past month for 'NEXUS' - a massive exhibition featuring a 60+ artist group show curated by Thinkspace, along with murals & installations + a solo exhibition from Saner & live performance by Lucien Shapiro. I'll be showing my interactive 'Prayer Wheel' installation, so come down and give it a spin to spread peace, blessings & positive karma. Hope to see you all there! 

Opening Reception: 
Saturday, November 5th 2016 from 6-10pm

Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W. Mountain St.
Glendale, CA 91201

More info at ThinkspaceGallery

NEW OFFERING | 'Gold Foil' Sticker Pack

Sticker packs are back!! For this latest release, we bring the the 'Gold Foil' Script Series Pack which includes 15 die-cut stickers (various sizes) of mantras and sacred words. As always, these are silkscreen printed with a UV clear coat for all you serious sticker fiends out there. Stay UP!! 

Available Here

THE MINDFUL ART OF THICH NHAT HANH

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh shares his enlightened teachings on the practice of calligraphy and mindful breathing during the premiere exhibition of Calligraphic Meditation: The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh. "Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal inner peace and peace on earth."

FOOTPRINTS OF A BUDDHIST MONK

Hua Chi, a simple monk from China, has achieved something that only few are able to -- he has left a mark in this world, quite literally. The pious man has knelt to pray in the exact same spot for nearly 20 years now. He's performed the ritual so many times that his footprints are deeply ingrained in the wooden floor of his temple, in the monastery town of Tongren, in Qinghai Province.

ANCIENT MARKS | Chris Ranier

"...We are at a crucial crossroads of human history. We are losing traditional cultures with their ancient ways of life and spiritual beliefs at catastrophic rates... With my photography of the First Peoples of our fragile planet, I hope to show spiritual traditions from our past in the present, - and become part of the process in some small way of helping preserve life for future generations. I believe photography plays a crucial role in helping sustain and revitalize cultures on the edge..." - Chris Ranier

NEW OFFERING | 'SATYA' Hanging Scroll

I'm very pleased to bring you our latest offering, the 'SATYA' Hanging Scroll. 'SATYA' is the Sanskrit word for truth and a central concept in Indian philosophy, Hinduism and Buddhism. It is viewed as an ethical concept about truthfulness, referring to being truthful in one's thought, speech and action. In connection to Sadhana, spiritual practice, the meaning of Satya is "the benevolent use of words and the mind for the welfare of others."  It is described as an important virtue and a fundamental precept in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the sage of yoga. "To one established in truthfulness, actions and their results will be subservient."

Details:
Made in USA
14" (w) x 24.5" (h) *Not including dowels
Hand Printed on Natural 100% Linen
Dark Walnut Finish Dowels with Jute Rope
Enclosed with Rope & Bead (Fire Agate)
Edition of 150
Certificate of Authenticity

Availabel Here

The Essence of Life in 2 Minutes

"And see sun. He's a friend of the whole world. He doesn't say, "I am your enemy, I cannot come to your house." Even though you are an enemy, you are a friend. He comes to everyone. Just like that - we should also be. Showing brightness to everyone." - Mahesh

"BEYOND" is an exclusive documentary featuring photographer Joey L. Set in Varanasi, India. The documentary by director Cale Glendening follows Joey and his assistant Ryan as they complete their latest photo series- "Holy Men." Almost every major religion breeds ascetics; wandering monks who have renounced all earthly possessions, dedicating their lives to the pursuit of spiritual liberation.Their reality is dictated only by the mind, not material objects. Even death is not a fearsome concept, but a passing from the world of illusion.

Watch Full Documentary Here

BE-STREET INTERVIEW

"Inspired by ancient scripts and cholo hand-styles, LA based artist Cryptik searches for the "Script of the Gods" and inner peace through his works on canvas and on wall. When one looks at his work, all you can do is stare in awe at the perfection of his swift brush strokes that leave you in a meditative state." 

Read Full Interview Here
Photos and Interview By Birdman

NEW OFFERING | Gold Foil Bandanas

Peace Movement! First off, thanks to everyone who showed their support by picking up the 'Bodhisattva' print. I hope it brings you all peace and good karma. For those you who missed out, we just released some new 'Gold Foil Bandanas' with a similar design. These are emblazoned with the sacred mantra 'AUM,' the primordial sound of creation and the essence of Brahman, which is the Ultimate reality and the Absolute. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God." 

*100: Cotton Handkerchiefs (Black)
*Printed with Metallic Gold Foil
*Size: 22" x 22"

Available Here