I’m excited to announce that I’ll be having my first solo exhibition titled, ‘Impermanent Nature’, on September 19th, 2019 with Galerie Itinerrance in Paris. I’ve been working hard all year to create this very special body of work just for the show, so I’m thrilled to finally be able to share it with all of you. The ‘Impermanent Nature’ collection will include canvases, mixed-media works, sculptures, found objects, works on paper, etc… I ask you all to come with open hearts and minds and look forward to spending this brief moment in time together. See you soon Paris!
‘IMPERMANENT NATURE’ | Artist Statement
All that exists is impermanent; nothing lasts forever. This is the law of nature and one of the fundamental truths of our existence. ‘Impermanent Nature’ is an exploration of our own true nature and the nature of reality itself. It is a story told through the lens of anicca (impermanence), allowing us to see ourselves as part of nature and also subject to change. It is a search for wisdom and beauty in the transient with the understanding that through anicca all things are possible. From the birth of stars, to our beating hearts, to every breath we take, anicca is what allows life to happen - impermanence is life.
By deepening our insight into impermanence, we can discover a world beyond notions of life and death, where there is no-birth and no-death, only continuous becoming. All physical and mental phenomena are transient, they come into being and dissolve away. Attachment to things that are impermanent and changing ineviteably leads to suffering. We must cultivate and nourish our insight into impermanence if we are to live more deeply and suffer less. Through observation and understanding we can experience the nature of impermanence and release ourselves from the sorrows of human life, achieving liberation from the process of anicca. “Behold, O monks, this is my last advice to you. All component things in the world are changeable. They are not lasting. Work hard to gain your own salvation.” These were the last words of the Buddha