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  • Powerline Path
    40"h x 30"w x 2"d.  Mixed media on wood panel, including collaged pages from "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind" by Shunryu Suzuki, serigraphy and charcoal. 2020
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  • Gateless Gate
    40"h x 30"w x 2"d.  Mixed media on wood panel, including collaged pages from "Gateless Gate" by Yamada Koun, serigraphy and charcoal. 2020
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  • Mountains and Clouds
    40"h x 30"w x 2"d.  Mixed media on wood panel, including collaged pages from the book "The Tiger's Cave", on the Heart Sutra, by Abbot Obora, translated by Trevor Leggett.  2019.
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  • Map
    40"h x 30"w x 2"d. Mixed media on wood panel, including collaged pages from the book "The Cave of Poisonous Grass" by Seikan Hasegawa.  2019.
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  • Cairns
    40"h x 30"w x 2"d.  Mixed media on wood panel, including collaged pages from "Gateless Gate" by Yamada Koun, serigraphy and charcoal. 2019
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  • Barrier
    40"h x 30"w x 2"d. Mixed media on wood panel, including collaged pages from the book "The Cave of Poisonous Grass" by Seikan Hasegawa.  2019.
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  • Flow
    40"h x 30"w x 2"d. Mixed media on wood panel, including collaged pages from the book "The Cave of Poisonous Grass" by Seikan Hasegawa.  2019.
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  • zafu#3 (koans)
    20"h x 16"w x 1.5"d.  Mixed media on wood panel, including collaged pages from "Zen, the Authentic Gate" by Yamada Koun, and charcoal. 2019
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  • zafu #2 (just sitting)
    20"h x 16"w x 1.5"d.  Mixed media on wood panel, including collaged pages from "Zen, the Authentic Gate" by Yamada Koun, and charcoal. 2019
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  • zafu #1 (practical matters)
    20"h x 16"w x 1.5"d.  Mixed media on wood panel, including collaged pages from "Zen, the Authentic Gate" by Yamada Koun, and charcoal. 2019
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  • zafu #4
    20"h x 16"w x 1.5"d.  Mixed media on wood panel, including charcoal, collaged drawings silk-screened onto rice paper, and image transfer from "Zen, the Authentic Gate" by Yamada Koun. 2019
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  • bench
    20"h x 16"w x 1.5"d.  Mixed media on wood panel, including collaged pages from "Gateless Gate" by Yamada Koun, serigraphy and charcoal. 2020
    778,960
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  • loft
    20"h x 16"w x 1.5"d. ink on rice paper on wood panel.  2020.
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    Silence
    54"h x 46"w x 2"d.  Mixed media on canvas, including collage, serigraphy, charcoal and oil paint.  2019.
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  • Generations
    48"h x 36"w. Mixed media on canvas, including collaged pages from the book "From Peenemünde to Cape Canveral, and Beyond" by Werner Hengst.  2019.
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  • Memory Tree
    58"h x 60"w.  Mixed media on canvas. 2018.
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  • Mullen
    56" x 56".  Mixed media on canvas. 2019.
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  • Riverbed
    58.5"h x 57.75"w. Mixed media on canvas, stretched on a steel frame. 2018.
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  • Moments
    48"h x 56"w. Mixed media, including serigraphy and collage, on canvas, stretched on a steel frame. 2018.
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  • Reaching
    48"h x 48"w. Mixed media on canvas. 2019.
    965,960
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Orientation and Encounter     

This current body of work is an exploration of the experience of Place -- in this case, inspired by Mountain Cloud Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM. "Place" includes the specific history of the built environment, the land that it sits on, and the resonance of the activity of meditation for which this place was made.

Field research includes hiking the land with sketchbook and pencil, making drawings, taking notes and creating maps, all of which eventually make their way into the larger paintings.  The process of orientation is essentially relationship-building with a place.

When I noticed a free-box of zen books left at Mountain Cloud, I brought them to the studio and began using their pages in the pieces.  Even though the carefully chosen selections of text on the subject of meditation often become obscured by drawing and painting, I see them as an important layer in the build-up of the character of these pieces.

Meditation is a way to know myself and my relationship to the world in an essential way.  This series of paintings marries the exploration of meditation with the process of creativity.

There is crossover between meditation and creating art.  Some similarities include total immersion, and the necessity of acceptance.  But one difference has to do with choosing.  Whereas in meditation, there is observation and awareness, in art making there are constant decisions; this line longer, darker here, or a patch of blue there.  It’s an ongoing balance of listening and acting.
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