|Om Mani Padme Hum (closeup)|
I am excited to share my new painting series... Transcriptions. It combines the sacredness of books with the Divine connection that peoples, cultures, and religions have been striving for through prayers and mantras throughout our history.
I have completed 15 paintings and 2 are currently in process. I do not see an end to this series at any time in the near future. In fact, I feel as if I have only just begun... new and exciting worlds within this series are just beginning to open up to me.
In working on the Transcriptions, I feel as if I am straddling the past and the present. I have one foot into our collective history through the books and prayers of ancient cultures. And in creating these paintings, I am carrying them forward into the present.
For years, I have wanted to incorporate books within a series of paintings. It was an idea that kept resurfacing. I would occasionally create these canvases in my mind. A few years ago, I began a painting, attached a handmade book, but I never completed it. This 24" x 24" canvas has been hanging in my art studio waiting for me to be ready to finish it. It is with this as inspiration that I continue to develop the Transcriptions. I have such excitement in knowing that one day soon I will be ready to complete the unfinished painting.
|Unfinished Painting (closeup)|
Check out the Shared Easel Newsletter for more on the development of the series of Transcriptions. I will be posting the images of all the paintings here along with information on each piece.