“Years ago, a friend sent me a copy of the Prajnaparamita, known as the Heart Sutra based on realizing the non-conceptual simplicity of reality, form is emptiness, emptiness is form. Having a heightened interest, a passion really, with wondering how mind works and how mind is, reading the Heart Sutra changed my life on the spot! Within a week I was practicing and studying Tibetan Buddhist meditation, my teacher became Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist Mahamudra, Dzogchen meditation master and artist.
He was the most profound teacher of life, art, and mind. I received pointing out instructions from him which brings the investigation and recognition of mind’s flawless nature into personal experience cutting through conceptual obscurations, that is our endless, dualistic thoughts and emotions. My abstract contemplative art practice is completely informed by these realizations. My path of making visual images became the inner structure of mind and how its’ patterns of confusion obscure recognition of this vast space of ceaseless energy. For 10 years I studied and practiced meditation with Trungpa Rinpoche until his death in 1987. Since that time my work has gone through a process of increased familiarity with how mind works and how to present that familiarity thru visual images.”