Pages from the Manual on
directions toward the
My journey has been a slow transformation in
how I perceive my connection to the universe. This installation re-examines
that journey of unfolding interconnection.
Each page was an effort to explore and
re-discover meaning in the imagery I have created over the years. Some are
based on location drawings from travels to Nepal, Tibet, India France, and
other destinations. Based on literature and books that have influenced my
artwork, the text includes the Dead Sea Scrolls, Bhagavad Gita,
Upanishads, Buddhist scriptures, physics formulas, musical notations,
etc. The languages include Devanagari Sanskrit; Peshitta Aramaic; Greek;
Tibetan; Vulcan; binary code; and others.
The arrangement of the installation is based
on the circle as an archetype of universality and wholeness—thus acting as a
pilgrimage space for viewers to circumambulate the interior of this artistic
mandala. There are twenty-one pages numbered in order of primes and hung in
the order of chance after throwing the I-Ching to determine the position for
Each page has seven leaves. The length and
width of each page was decided by using phi, the ratio 1.618, or the
Golden Ratio. The paper—handmade Himalayan Daphne—used by Buddhist
monasteries for woodblock printed prayer books and mantras was transported
from Himalayan villages and Kathmandu.
Individual, unframed pages are available for