The phenomenon of the physical world sewn together with universal patterns and symbols that represent the mind, body, and spirit. Join us for Nature's Thread, two artists coming together expressing sacred geometry and natural blessings of nature.
About the Artists
An object or an animal can be seen as simple or complex forms. In the beginning of my process, I look at an object or an animal and break it down into its simplest form. I take these simple forms and separate them into meaningful components. Using these critical components in repetition and overlay, I can make the object appear to move. Extending the simple into the complex. Each piece is filled in with acrylic paint patterns that represent invented abstract texture. A variety of lines, shapes, and colors enhance the movement in each piece.
In my earlier paintings, I took the idea of chanting or meditating on mantras and visualized them onto a flat surface. When chanting “Om”, the word resonates until it is no longer recognized as the word “Om”. As I painted, the words changed into lines of color. Like the resonating sound of a chant, it is no longer distinguished as a word, but lines on painting.
As the paintings have progressed, I simplified the images to the basic circle and square of a mandala and incorporated the lotus. In Buddhism, the lotus symbolizes the purity of mind, body and spirit. Though the images have simplified, the repetition of the mantra still flows in and out of my paintings. Through painting mantras and mandalas, I have created my own way of meditating. As my paintings progress, I hope to grow and reach my own personal enlightenment.