Art is simply a song to the absolute, a hymn of praise, gratitude and celebration, an outpouring of love.
Wherever I’ve traveled this past year, there’s been inspiration for hymns of thanks and praise, and outpourings of love. In my artwork I hope to improve my technique so I can come closer to representing whatever it was that moved me to draw or paint it. But most important is the love that moved me and that I hope to pass on to you.
In the words of Atmananda Krishna Menon:
Objects serve only as symbols of the subject. The Self is the center of beauty, and changeless. The symbols are numerous but the center is only one, the inmost core of one’s being. Beauty is the real nature of the Self and is unlimited. Beauty anoints with its own gilt everything with which it comes into contact….
You may conceive beauty to be resting inside yourself and matter outside. When you discard the gross matter, along with the sense of “outside,” and reach the so-called inside, you find that the inside—being relative and the opposite of outside—has also vanished, leaving you alone as beauty, the Ultimate, beyond outside and inside.
Please see my Gallery page, where some of my pieces are for sale.
I’m also a coauthor, with Susan Lupone Stonis, of the Belly Books collection, board books specially designed to read to babies in the womb. Check us out at Cottage Door Press and on our blog, The Reading Womb.
You can contact me here.