Here is a teaser of my upcoming book called, "Flash of Perception." The book features my photographs and mixed media artwork from the past 3 years, divided into five sections relating to the elemental energies of Water, Earth, Fire, Wind and Space.
These energies are active archetypal forces at work in all aspects of life and can be manifested in our own behaviors as either enlightened or neurotic forms. The traditional Vajrayana Buddhist symbolism ties these forces with certain primary colors, so I have been experimenting with these saturated hues to see what impact they might have on viewers. Can the colors actually invoke the energy?
This book is intended as an experiential artwork, a catalogue of work for sale and an object for contemplation. If you enjoy these pages, I'll be posting ordering information here within a month so you can purchase your own copy of this book in either soft or hardcover.
As a Buddhist and an ordained interfaith minister, art is my chosen
field of ministry. I work through teaching and fostering the creative
process in others and working with the physical world to bring
mindfulness through aesthetic interventions. I am registered as a
teacher of Shambhala Art based on the writings of Chogyam Trungpa
Rinpoche. This program is about art/life as a meditative practice.
As an artist I have had a long and varied career as a printmaker,
painter, photographer, fiber artist and spatial designer.
My wearable work has been exhibited in major museum shows, galleries and
boutiques throughout the United States and many of the most prestigious
fine craft shows. Visit the Younger Knits website to learn more about
My current interest is in expressing the wonder of visual perception,
the contemplative mind and the phenomenal world through video
installation, photography, abstract painting and digital media. To
bring a contemplative and uplifted quality to living, work and public
spaces, I am available as a consultant through my company, inSite