I have never been religious or spiritual consciously, but over time I have come to realize that making art inspired by Buddhist philosophy (and science) can bring a deeper meaning to what I do. Several years ago when my life was upside down and I was moving toward the life changing decision of filing for divorce, I became a student (briefly) of Buddhism. At that time I was focused on basics and understanding myself better, Buddhism made sense to me. Now, I am back to creating art with the intention of finding a better understanding in my every day life through the logic of Hindu Tantric Chakra studies. Seeing the biophysical and spiritual correlation to our bodies and minds, and using that knowledge to live a more complete, fulfilling life, is something to embrace. These Chakra paintings have become my reminder.
I have 2 more chakras to paint in order to complete the series and with each piece I have experienced a renewed awareness. Sitting and planning out the composition of the trees with painters tape, ripping piece after piece, small and large strips, has become a rhythmic and soothing routine. These paintings are therapuetic and I am happy to be sharing them.