Encaustic Arts Magazine SPRING 2017 - Page 80

I feel so many of us wish to contribute something positive to our world, in various spheres of life. Having studied and engaged in art and spirituality for over twenty years, I feel strongly that my offering lies in creating visual art from this perspective. By allowing my meditation practice to inform my studio practice, and vice versa, I can explore the depths of each in a satisfying way. It leads me to ask, “Where can I bring a quality of elevation to what exists in this vast world of contemporary visual art? What can I contribute to it on a level of expanding consciousness?” The only clues to answers I have ever gotten to these questions direct me back to the intention and process, and lies in that mysterious moment of creation — laying down paint, directing a line, carving a surface.