Look closely. This Urban Dharma scene, while kinda cool, isn’t just the work of some lone-wolf graffiti-writer. It’s a mural-style ad, for “Penang Affair,” the restaurant you’d find on the other side of this wall.
Now, this is interesting: it’s like a cartoon thangka (Tibetan deity scroll). And it’s not in some urban setting. This is just about as rural as it gets. The photographer comments: “Strange art is beginning to appear in Bowie [Arizona]. This is actually on a friend’s storage shed.”
An ancient Buddhist mudra (for warding off evil) on a modern city wall.
Photographer’s note: “
paste-up graffiti, Plateau Montreal – by shithead (?), Montr�al, Qu�bec”
We originally asked: Was this a one-hit, or has the “Dolla Lama” appeared with
other messages on his vinyl forehead?
Then we got this answer:
“I am a street artist in Orlando FL. I go by DOLLA, aka DOLLA LAMA. to answer your question: Yes, I have done other words of wisdom from the DALAI LAMA. [ . . . ] BIG UPS on the site. I enjoyed checking it out much love. DOLL4”
Stay tuned for a full Dharmaglyphs gallery of just the Dolla Lama’s work. It’s some beautiful stuff.‘
Apparently “Elbowtoe” has done at least a little time on the cushion.