This Mantra Panel was made for Kaaru as a window installation. The final window is an acid etched glass panel measuring 48" x 40". Inspired by Sanjhi art, where artisans delicately cut intricate motifs in paper, this piece was originally to be produced in metal with the petal forms laser cut. We wanted to capture a similar effect to Sanjhi art by using the lotus petal to create the form of the letters, allowing the light to shine through. We used the lotus petal from Jainism as a symbol for offering.