Meditation

My intention in making art has always been to practice being “in the moment” as much as possible without succumbing to and giving in to the ordinary contemporary life neurosis. In this series, however, I wanted to actually meditate while painting. While I did not sit down and close my eyes during meditation, I engaged in actively observing my thoughts and thought patterns, and let them come and pass through me during the entire process of painting – which included cutting paper, layering and gluing paper onto the canvas, and ripping the layers once surface dried. It took a great deal of energy not to judge, block, or analyze my own thinking, but I felt so much at peace and contentment that I hope that such feeling state would be readily palpable and visible to my viewers.