approx. 6 x 5 feet
Encaustic, tar, gold on paper, paper
As a ground are rouch planes of color, followed by files and columns of sitting one-line buddhas in yellow wax. The Chinese character for SIT is done in roofing tar. Layers of torn joss paper inscribed with mantra form the top layer, conforming to the traditional thigse diagram for laying out a sitting Buddha in Himalayan iconography.
81" x 81"
encaustic, paper and ink on canvas on panel
Studio-made ink of three pigments. Rubbings on paper from cracks in the street resembling calligraphic characters, embedded in wax medium. There are nine panels at 27" x 27" each. Can be ordered in 95 billion different arrangements.
78" x 29"
encaustic, collage (woodcut), on canvas on panel
Background made up of a woodcut depicting the hands of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, each with an eye in the palm to see the particular condition of all beings. The woodcut has been cut and fit to form the traditional thigse diagram on which a Himalayan iconographer would lay out a standing buddha figure. In this case the figure is walking and was modeled on a Greek kouros. His head is higher than the door. He has seen the Way and walks to share the news.