title: pearl of light
mix media on canvas 6ft x 3ft june 2014
private commission for MOTI (indian restaurant in roppongi, tokyo)
mix media on canvas 9ft x 3ft june 2014
new private commission triptych
松島佛獅 matsushima lionhart
During my travels to Northern Japan 5 years ago, I encountered the Lion of Blue & Gold at Matsushima. The experience thoroughly inspired my creative intuition. My journey to Sendai begins next Monday, thus the time is appropriate to pay homage to the grand lion spirit, the beautiful city and its durable people.
Freedom from resentment is true courage.
Nelson Mandela, clan name MADIBA, the grand chief of endurance, the world president of peace. Our monument of hope and freedom.
cosmic union ∞
guan gong rides the lion
It’s more than just about keeping it real, it’s about keeping it right.
bodhisattva’s breath of life
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earth once blue
a planet once pristine
until we tainted
where are we guiding the natural world
the truth the reminder painted
-collective consciousness is necessary-
3ft X 8ft diptych 2013 mix media
It all stems from my encounter with Towaraya Sotatsu’s painting in Kyoto. Shortly after I came across enormous statues of the pair guarding Tokugawa Ieyasu’s resting place in Nikko. Ever since then, I’ve been deeply fascinated by Wind God & Thunder God. Their presence expresses an unique duality that encompasses a sense of both contrast and harmony. Through this I realize if we see beyond conflict this difference may convey a greater balance. And a clearer sense of unity.
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It has been recorded since before the dawn of time that spiritual leaders and healers were first dancers. Traditionally certain dances were used specifically for healing the body, mind, or spirit. These dances came from people who did not separate spirituality from every day life.
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