Much of my recent work centers on sacred geography-shrines, temples, churches and places of worship. I have encountered these holy places in travels and in my own neighborhood in Albuquerque , NM.
Inspired by the Japanese Poet Sodaka. The Poem on this translates as 'I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world'
Stars is inspired by many elements-community, the cosmos, ordinary heros. It is made with ink, sand and pastel.
The Buddhists in my neighborhood like to meditate together on the full moon.
Inspired by the numerous shrines to the Great Mother of God that I see in the southwest US.
Inspired by the shrine that Jacob built from a stone he used as a pillow. His dream inspired him to keep going.
Inspired by Basho's poem that sees the world in a drop of dew on a crane's beak.
This features the great Islamic Prayer-In the Name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate-along with the dome of heaven.
People like to put images of blessings on their doors all over the world. This print features a Buddhist diety, clouds and woodgrain.
Crane and Mani Stone
The crane flies above the Mani Stone-the ever present Buddhist prayer carved on stones in the Himalayas
This was made by a saki bottle label, wood grain and impressions of grasses.
Bird and Mountain
I live near mountains that teem with wildlife that invite peace.
Inspired by Travels in Asia-Buddha and bicycles, both vehicles.
This features a hand with the Host, a bird and a person at prayer. They are all connected.