Mana var. 3, 2022, acrylic/ ink on 250 gsm multimedia paper
This mandala is comprised of freehand circles and squares, difficult in this size but so liberating in its spontaneity.
Do we need to feel happy to be happy?
We all want happiness. It is a fundamental human need. The definition and pursuit of happiness may differ from individual to individual, but the psychological need is basically the same: the fulfilment of a deep need for a sense of meaning and love of life. Of course, we do not always think of happiness in… Continue reading Do we need to feel happy to be happy?
Memory and the Imagination
We are so bound by our experience of time. We tend to think of time as flowing from one point to another, or as an arrow that moves in one direction, never standing still but continuously moving. As such, we are always in the present. A present that keeps moving, but because we exist in… Continue reading Memory and the Imagination
It’s been over 2 decades since I last wrote poetry, but this painting of mine, “To the Lighthouse” (2018), inspired the following words
Art, imagination, and the live tradition
Reflections on “The Gift” (1983) by Lewis Hyde.
The tasteless water of souls
I do not feel that – on my own – I necessarily have very much to add creatively or intellectually to the live tradition that is already in the air. In one way or another, it has already been said, written, done, articulated. The stories have already been told, and in a sense, all I… Continue reading The tasteless water of souls
Transcendence through art
The art of not doing (part 1)
First part of my essay on the need to transcend the self and the way we perceive existence.