RUPA... should not be rendered by "MATTER" or the principle of materiality, but rather as "THE SENSUOUS", which includes the concept of matter from a psychological point of view without establishing a dualistic principle,in which matter becomes the absolute opposite of mind... RUPA literally means "FORM", "SHAPE", without indicating whether this form is material or immaterial, concrete or imagined, apprehended by the senses (sensuous) or conceived by the mind (ideal.)**
** LAMA ANAGARIKA GOVINDA, FOUNDATIONS OF TIBETAN MYSTICISM,
(NEW YORK, SAMUEL WEISER, INC., 1972), PAGE 67.
Each painting has its own evolution. My concern is in creating a unified composition of colour and form which allows maximum participation of the viewers in the art work. Since the form does not represent an image that the viewer can immediately recognize and label, they are allowed to look inward to themselves to create with their own imaginations whatever their current mood moves them to create.
The process of creating the work itself, which takes many hours of concentrated effort, is to me a meditative discipline.
Studio hours are:By appointment