Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Newest painting... "A Thicket of Views" 16x20 oil on canvas. The Buddha described this as asking the BIG, albeit irrelevant questions when pertaining to daily life. Questions that have no answers, yet divide, create judgement, separate, form lines in the sand, even begin wars. It is enough to wake each morning, put one foot in front of the other, and experience this day... although not many of us can do that. We live in the past or we project into the future. Rarely do any of us really exist in the moment. The Buddha advised stepping out of the thicket of views, dropping these ideas and concepts, for there is no happiness to be found there. Happiness is in the now.
Friday, March 4, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Exploring the Looking Glass, 30x40 oil on gallery wrapped linen... This painting was done as an expression of my own confusion and lack of understanding about death. With the death of my sister and the myriad of recent deaths around me, I have been contemplating what actually happens after death... is there existence? And if so, what is it? So many views, so many beliefs, none of which can be proven one way or another. Maybe there is no other option but to mindfully abide in the mystery.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
The Emptiness of Words, 24x30 oil on linen. Words, our form of communication, which when we mindfully speak, we do believe that we are conveying what we intend to. However, words are subject to the perception of others, thereby often changing their intended meaning. Wars have begun over the mis-understanding of words. Friendships have ended, marriages failed... We believe that communication is a simple task, yet....it appears it is not simple at all.