MEDITATIONS

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Meditation #2


Meditation #3
Meditation #4
Meditation #5
Meditation #7
Meditation #6
Meditation #9 Meditation #8
Meditation #10
Meditation #11



Meditation is the inspiration for these paintings, specifically an invitation from my teacher to experience "emptiness and luminosity." Giving visual form to the experience, through spiritual practice and painting practice, I discovered that the process of the work mirrored the content: beginning with the random chaos of the mind, gradually quieting thoughts and emotions, to find finally space and peace in the specificity of a focus.

This life, in this moment.

An egg, powerful yet delicate, sits in a vast landscape, quiet and at peace, now. The surface resembles a cold flat piece of metal but gradually the viewer is pulled into a warm deep space. The paintings seem dark at first, but layers of color and light emerge to reward the lingering eye. I intend this series to be both a reflection and an evocation, an invitaion for us to share mindful vision, to experience "emptiness and luminosity."


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