Resonance

. Resonance . View the video here. Get the book here. Explore the series Resonance here. Explore the series Sounding here. Explore the series Wake here. . . In all of my work there is an obsession with looking at, through and into surfaces. A fortune teller might divine meaning from the world by reading tea leaves, bones, runes or entrails scattered across a surface. Similarly, I have been engaged in a process of self-discovery and revelation: when looking at drawings and paintings (mine or another artist’s) I find I have a unique opportunity to see the artist revealed; looking at the surfaces of nature yields similar opportunities. I ask myself the question, “What do these lines, shapes, proportions, patterns and rhythms reveal about their creator?” Reading the face of...

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Reflection

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Resacralizing Nature

. The world, of which we are a part, is sacred. We are created and create. We are co creators. . Eastern traditions offer a practice of meditation called circular breathing. Circular breathing is believed to circulate energy through the body and to transmute physical force into spiritual force. It is believed that energies in the body can be directed to follow a path of visualization. Even western science acknowledges that the mind affects the body. It is believed that various energy directing practices can do so in subtle ways as yet unexplained or undetected by science. . The Australian aborigines have a tradition called walkabout, akin to the pan cultural practice of pilgrimage. In this practice, the person walking is thought to participate in...

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Pilgrimage

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