The canvas for this piece had to be pages from Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings compiled by Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki. Seemingly obscured by the flowing energetics, each koan actually remains still readable upon effort; a metaphor for the process of deeply studying scripture and our inner selves. The noise must be quieted, the focus singular, and then this process can often reveal our unity with everything, even what would distract us...
Full story: http://realeyesgallery.blogspot.com/2010/06/dharma-transmission.html
After arriving on the West Coast from the heartland 13 years ago, I graduated from Evergreen State College in Washington with my Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Art, then received my Masters in Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. I earn my keep as the creative director/ceo of moreTrees clothing company.
My current series, "Modern Mysticism," explores new mythical archetypes, modes of revelry, and paths to bliss, through what I call Illuminated Portraiture.
I work mostly with graphite and paint on paper, but also produce sound, video, animation, street interventions and installation projects.
I adore music, dancing, my friends and family, and creating art to uplift and inspire.
Rumi and Shams serve as my ultimate...
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