Inkand gouache on twenty-one, 16” x 20” sheets of handmade Himalayan Daphne paper.
Both in creatingand in viewing them, these pages investigate the possibilities of breaking downthe dichotomy between oneself and the other by compelling the viewer to “read”the visual language intuitively. Thishelps to promote an inner dialogue between a viewer and the work. In this manner, the mind is more likely tomove naturally toward the unfolding present, where one’s preconceptions,biases, and mental/emotional baggage cannot cloud the experience.
The titlefiguratively describes the process of dissolving ideas of an anthropomorphicGod. For me, this process has been an ongoingtransformation in my career as an artist. However, even though the texts in these works are from scriptures andliterature of the world’s religious traditions, the work is not about the pages,as if they have some sort of literal or mystical meaning. Rather, the creation of the pages is aprocess of exploring relationships that are not visible, not directlytranslated into words or meaning.