Siddhartha by Christopher English

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Artist Statement

"A major theme in the novel is that enlightenment can only be achieved through the full examination of human experience. Siddhartha recrosses his path along the river through his life's journey over and over again. The mandala in Buddhism is both a symbol of the universe, and a spiritual tool for meditation and learning. It was adopted and popularized by Carl Jung, who was a friend of Hesse's, and it was thought Jung that Hesse became interested in Buddhist philosophy." - Christopher English

Chris English began his love of drawing and illustration in his grandmother's kitchen, where he would sit filling Red Chief sketchbooks using a bucket of crayons everyday after kindergarten. Forty years later, he is still filling sketchbooks, though his award-winning artwork has also been found in newspapers, magazines, and online for a wide range of clients. He met his wife in the Great Books program at St John's College, so contributing to this campaign is especially rewarding and meaningful.

About Recovering the Classics

Recovering the Classics is a collection of new covers for 100 of the greatest works of fiction in the public domain. Together we can help to keep these classics fresh, modern, and accessible to new generations of readers. All cover designs are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.




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