My journey has been a slow transformation in how I perceive my connection to the universe. This installation re-examines that journey of unfolding interconnection.
Each page was an effort to explore and re-discover meaning in the imagery I have created over the years. Some are based on location drawings from travels to Nepal, Tibet, India France, and other destinations. Based on literature and books that have influenced my artwork, the text includes the Dead Sea Scrolls, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Buddhist scriptures, physics formulas, musical notations, etc. The languages include Devanagari Sanskrit; Peshitta Aramaic; Greek; Tibetan; Vulcan; binary code; and others.
The arrangement of the installation is based on the circle as an archetype of universality and wholeness—thus acting as a pilgrimage space for viewers to circumambulate the interior of this artistic mandala. There are twenty-one pages numbered in order of primes and hung in the order of chance after throwing the I-Ching to determine the position for each piece.
Each page has seven leaves. The length and width of each page was decided by using phi, the ratio 1.618, or the Golden Ratio. The paper—handmade Himalayan Daphne—used by Buddhist monasteries for woodblock printed prayer books and mantras was transported from Himalayan villages and Kathmandu.
Individual, unframed pages are available for $1,200.