Personal Meditations is a current series of individual artworks and installations inspired by texts derived from Buddhist and related spiritual and philosophical teachings along with humorous pearls of wisdom taught to me by a beloved T'ai Chi master. Personal Meditations includes unique artists books, works on paper, prints, mobiles and installations that use the source text to create visually compelling images that also convey meaningful content. The process of making this work is similar to the experience of silently repeating mantras during meditation, with the effect of returning my focus to the present task at hand while stilling the thoughts that often interfere when I'm making art.
The first three images are from a site-specific, interactive and collaborative installation, titled "Meditations on Love" created for the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum's (WAAM) Habitat for Artists (HFA) studio in September 2019. Participants were invited to create work alongside me using various sizes of circles in order reflect upon the meaning of love.
The images that follow are selections from a June 2019 exhibit installation of works from the series -- including full and detail views of: individual text works on paper window shades, unique and editioned prints, and a unique artist's book.
The final images present recent, related works -- including a unique, double-sided artist's book with 16 loving kindness prints and new 2020 works, including kinetic mobiles designed for installative projects.
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