Peace is every step
(Thich Nhat Hanh)
Two concise and simple statements. Only six words, yet they help chart my path as an artist and as a person.
I am guided by the approach of Buddhist monk, scholar and poet Thich Nhat Hanh, who lives a philosophy of mindfulness and walking meditation, encouraging us to consider a peaceful way of being in the world with each and every step that we take.
I try to reflect a sense of peace in my work and believe that by reflecting and sharing peace in beautiful ways, we can create calm and peace in our lives.
I am still learning. Attributed to Michelangelo this quote also guides me in my life and in my art as I continue to seek knowledge, to learn new things, to reflect on interactions and to gather new perceptions, and become more self-aware.
I love that life continues to be an adventure in which we are exposed to new thoughts and understandings; fresh approaches are revealed; creative experiences are shared; alternative paths are explored; and that all along the way I am still learning.