drawings: “Meditations I”

Drawing

Meditations, 2014

Pen and paper

These drawings were inspired by a study of sacred geometry and mandalas. Each drawing represents a period of creative listening. Each time I sat down to create one of these meditations, I had no preconceived notion of what the piece would look like. I just started drawing, using circles and lines, enjoying moments of accidental conversion and symmetry. At some point the drawing feels finished, so I go over it in pen and erase the pencil lines.

Each drawing tricks you into thinking it is perfectly symmetrical when in fact it’s quite the opposite. I like the human and imperfect nature of each drawing that is revealed as you study them closer, and the contrasting immediate assumption that they are highly precise, architectural creations. For me this seemingly irreconcilable truth about the forms echo a similar truth about the intersection between humans and the divine: we are all one. Each person is an imperfect/perfect, lonely/infinitely combined, simple/complex (etc) reflection of the one energy of the universe.