Wheel of Life wall poster for westerners (Bhavacakra)
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Job: make a western-ized wall-hanging of the wheel of samsara
for reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhava
Are you familar with the Wheel of Life - cycle of dependent origination? Of eastern design, to my western eye it's very ornate and unfamilar in style. More importantly, it's difficult to find copies of in the west, and I would particularly like a large format (something like 75cm x 100 cm) that a person sitting 2-3 meters away could make out what the different stages of the wheel are. That viewability from a distance is also why I'd like simpler, more infographic-y style, in similarly warm rich colors as the sample on the Wikipedia page. I like the Dalai Lama quote suggesting that Yama could be represented with a skeleton.
At the bottom of the poster, I’d like 4 phrases of metta mediation, in a size that could be read from 3 meters away
May you be safe
May you be happy
May you be healthy
May you live life with ease.
I’m a mediator in the Therevada tradition, this would be for use with USA based meditation groups. for clarity of contract, I would retain all rights for reproduction, though I would consider a "copyleft" public domain licensing agreement.
If you have an idea about what I'm suggesting and are interested in the job, let me know approximately how much time you think it would take. For a work sample I'd like you to mock up one or two out of the 12 stages of the cycle in a couple different styles. The end product will need to be something I could get printed at a FedEx office location.
Examples of images with a style/color palette I like.