Looking at Seals: Lin Mengrong

Written by Lu

The six characters in this seal by contemporary Taiwan artist Lin Mengrong 林孟蓉 are arranged symmetrically with three on each side of the central image. The characters approach illegibility but are cut to blend in with the curls on top of the head, creating the look of some squarish hairstyle on three sides of the smiling face. Very modern and playful.

The characters 照見五蘊皆空 are from the third line of the Heart Sutra, “shed light on the five aggregates, and find them empty.”

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