Friday, January 25, 2013

The Principle of Correspondence

Each painting in my show intends to be a body-landscape/micro-macro/above-below "remix," heavily influenced by 19th century American Landscape Painters (realism, luminism, and tonalism). I'm also thinking a lot about body-lanscape "entanglement" (Hodder, Tilley, Merleau-Ponty, Abram (who is also a slight-of-hand magician!)), origin myths, horizons, clouds of unknowing, and body theology. I love the mystical truism that "God lives in you as you," which is a mashup of 1 Corinthians 3:16 , the hermetic axiom "As above, so below," and some New Age American Buddhist thought.   

When Bird and the tulku Yondenzan visited Lawrence last month, we went to the medicine wheel, gave incense offerings from Yondenzan's monastery in Tibet, and prayed "the long-life prayer of the Dalai Lama", who signifies the Supreme Wish. "May All Powerful Chenrizig remain until samsara ends."

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