The imagery is inspired by the Buddhist temple Borobudur in Indonesia and the inspiration for the painting itself is meditation and the act of getting centered and being conscious. I painted Buddha meditating in the nature but I chose to represent him as a statue to show reality as a structure, a form that every individual understands it in his own way. In the middle of Buddha’s chest there is a golden seed from which grows a red and gold flower. The seed represents the soul, something that is put within all of us as we enter this world, which brings life to the form. How much of our true self is going to shine forward and how much we are going to nurture our true self depends on us; which reflects on how much the “flower” will grow. Being centered and conscious is what will make our soul shine, our flower grow, and I found meditation to be one of the most powerful tools for staying self-conscious.
My body of work consist mostly of figurative oil paintings which are dominated by portraits of women. They are recognizable by the use of geometric shapes that construct the portrait and the background, and by bright contrasting colors.
My drawings are not realistic, rather naïve or even cartoonesque, and I use them as a platform for the painting’s theme, which come alive through the details in the painting.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.