This body of work began with a pilgrimage to India and evolved into an artistic journey to create Ten Thousand Buddhas. I have painted over 3,500 and counting. The Buddhas have appeared on large scale public murals from California to Miami, tiny panels gilded with 22 karat gold, oil paintings, screen prints on paper, and replicas of antique wooden Tibetan prayers wheels.
The image of many Buddhas sitting together speaks to the ability within all of us to become enlightened. As Thich Nhat Hanh says, "You have to do it yourself, no one can do it alone." It's a beautiful message: while we each have to do our own work, the power of practicing in community is undeniable.
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