Meditation Bowls

     This series uses the bowl image as an icon for human spirituality and meditation. I have found the bowl to be evocative of the human spirit as a vessel, containing but not limiting the nature of who and what we are.

     Sitting quietly and peacefully, content to just be in the present moment, the bowl is a fitting symbol of meditation. Too often we rush through life, not taking the time to stop and contemplate who and where we are at this point in our life, and to appreciate the wonder and miracle of just being alive.

     The outward or surface appearance of the bowls represents our constantly changing nature. We are never the same persons from moment to moment as events and interactions cause discrete and accumulative changes within us. Some events cause prominent changes to who we are, while others create more subtle effects and become buried within us. Sometimes old influences are later revealed when new interactions in our lives bring them to the surface.

Meditation Bowl #1 - oil on paper - 52 1/2" x 44" - 1997

Meditation Bowl #1

Meditation Bowl #6 - oil on paper - 52 3/4" x 44" - 1998

Meditation Bowl #6

Meditation Bowl # 12 - 4-color etching on paper - 26 1/2" x 21 1/2" - 1998

Meditation Bowl # 12

Meditation Bowl #13 - oil on paper - 52 3/4" x 44" - 1998

Meditation Bowl #13

Meditation Bowl # 16 - 4-Color etching on paper - 26 1/2" x 21 1/2" - 1998

Meditation Bowl #16

Meditation Bowl #17 - oil on paper - 52 1/2" x 44" - 1998

Meditation Bowl #17

Meditation Bowl #20 - etching - 27" x 23 1/4" - 1998

Meditation Bowl #20

Meditation Bowl #21 - oil on paper - 52 3/4" x 44" - 1998

Meditation Bowl #21

Meditation Bowl #22 - encaustic, charcoal, oil - 36" x 28" - 2010

Meditation Bowl #22

Meditation Bowl #23 - encaustic, charcoal, oil - 12" x 12" - 2010

Meditation Bowl #23

Meditation Bowl #24 - encaustic, charcoal, oil - 12" x 12" - 2010

Meditation Bowl #24

Meditation Bowl #25 - encaustic, charcoal, oil - 12" x 12" - 2010

Meditation Bowl #25

Meditation Bowl #26 - encaustic, oil, pastel - 36" x 36" - 2010

Meditation Bowl #26

Sangha - oil, collage on paper - 57 3/4" x 44" - 1998

Sangha

In This Food I See Clearly... - 4-color relief print on paper - 12 1/4" x 8 1/2" - 1999

In This Food I See Clearly…