What attracts me is what astonishes me or makes me laugh. This is the thread running through everything I shoot, whether it's sections of recognizable things, patterned surfaces, or beaten up alleys. I love a great story and there's one in every piece.
All hardship and suffering is directly related to attachment. Wanting something overmuch, or rather needing someone or something to stay or needing either to leave in order to maintain or achieve happiness, cultivates unhappiness.
When beliefs, repetitive
My intention always is to expand. In my conscious mind, I earnestly believe I make choices to do this in my daily life, yet I have of late, felt I was standing still. Stuck. How? What is stopping me? Why am I afraid to listen deeply?
Expa nsion is inevitable
An artist must be available to recognize the nuances, the proverbial silver lining, the vulnerability existing in all life, even in the hardest of subjects. Since one can only see that which he is tuned into, an artist’s own vulnerability is paramount
Daydreams are important and should be encouraged. When we daydream, the attention to 'what is' is broken, allowing the mind to see from a different perspective. A new vantage point often leads to solutions we might not have considered when we
It is said, in many spiritual traditions, that the material world in which we physically experience our lives, is an illusion. Belief in the illusion as real causes fear, fear, the root of anger. Investment in the 'reality' of the illusion breeds
So much of our experience truly is created by the stories we tell. We keep our painful experiences on a loop by telling them and re-telling them to our friends. We strive to give the greatest detail of our mistreatment so our audience will know how much
I've found when I love someone, it is irreversible. Once I love you, I cannot ever NOT love you again. I cannot ever abandon someone I love, nor turn my back to them, no matter what has transpired between us.
I do, however, now understand that whatever
The fun of living is variety. We are given this variety in abundance every day, but we see with limited vision and dulled senses because we are falsely told this world is struggle and strife. It is not the natural way to live. However, those who wish
A principle is a principle, truth is true, even when I don't like it. There are times when I feel like I am living something, but I'm not getti ng the result and I want to rail against it, saying it doesn't work or it isn't true.
The love we give and the love we allow is all we actually do that will live on beyond our physical lives. The rest is noise created from us banging around in the illusion.
The key to life is to understand our lives were never meant to be static. Life
If you're feeling overwhelmed like I often am, you might try what I told myself just the other night;
A Message from my Divine Self.
Don't get scared, get busy! Your problems are like Medusa, look at them too long and you'll turn to stone
One must first address his own fears before looking at someone or something else as the cause of his problems. One should look deeply into his own choices before he judges another as the reason for his unhappiness.
Fear is a cloud, which as it moves
Art is transformational. When we go to an exhibition, I believe we expect to feel something we don't generally access in day to day life. No matter how worldly we are or how much art we've seen in our lives, we want to be uplifted, to be introduced
I'm realizing so much of the human experience is lived in FEAR; We govern with and in FEAR, we work in it, travel in it, eat in it, we even pray in it, in fact, religion teaches it, insisting we be fearful.
Somewhere in humanity's development
Today I am clearing an old thought which is a long-running message from the Catholic mass, "I am not worthy to receive You, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed."
Since beliefs are simply thoughts we think repetitively, I am giving
Energy, what it is? This force between particles of matter, causing some things to form and others to release. It moves through us, around us, is us? Perhaps God is actually this space between matter, creating, holding together everything in the Universe
People will tell you you don't know your own mind. They will attempt to convince you of some imaginary confusion that has fallen from the sky and covers you so your eyes are blinded. Don't believe them. You are a Unique individual who came here
Have you ever taken an afternoon, letting your mind wonder over thoughts of who you are, not of who you've been told you are, or who you've been convinced it's to your advantage to be; but who you really are?
If you had no restriction
My personal process, the unfolding of my consciousness, is an integral part of my work, so it's hard for me to separate them. For this reason, I'm going to share with you an exercise which is currently causing my latest expansion as an artist