Artist Statement - Natural
My recent paintings developed the symbol of meditation beyond the symmetricity. For example, shapes and colors of traditional Japanese pottery (rakuware) are good sources where I found symbols of spiritual nature and tranquility. Oriental practice of the Middle Way emphasized patient practice or ways (michi, do) that meditators can focus on their spiritual state. Pottery is the symbol of tea ceremony (sado, or the way of tea) as a practical, hands-on way of gaining enlightenment.