Entry Into the Indigenous Abode
My artwork, translated from spiritual and philosophical insights into a nonrepresentational visual vocabulary, investigates the nature of being, time, limitation, wholeness, emancipation, knowledge, perception, and consciousness. They explore numerous ways of rendering the nature of dualistic perception as well as one's inherent field of primordial awareness. To be more specific, I inquire how the perceiver, upon closely contemplating the nonrepresentational language in my paintings, can be incited to gain insight into the nature of conscious perception as well as the underlying matrix from which it unfurls. By attending in this manner, I believe there is a possibility for the viewer's mind to be released from the recognizable contents of consciousness such that an open space for the direct recognition of one's own field of primordial awareness becomes possible. This is central to my investigation of visual media's capacity to spontaneously evoke an immediate awareness that is free from the mind's thought-constructs.