Stacked Simplicity

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Many folks are using the advent of the new year to organize and simplify their world.  Editing can be one of the most difficult tasks, especially for visually creative types, who find such stimulation in what we take in with our eyes.  San Francisco artist Mia Christopher creates interesting, elegant compositions by sticking to simple shapes and a limited palette.  In this work, less is most definitely more.

Stacks of simple shapes call to mind fantastical characters, books, organic forms or whatever might come to mind.

The beauty in these works is in the color combinations, the fluid visual texture of the ink, the whimsically natural feel of the forms.

To revel more in this gorgeous simplicity, please visit Mia Christopher’s website.

Featured image is Mia Christopher, ink on paper, 11×9.25.  All images are via the artist’s website.

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The Silence In Urban Meditation

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The silence series….

Towards the inner silence of the city – urban meditation

Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day. – Deepak Chopra

In the city the choices that become attachments lead us into the noise of our thoughts….

My meditation is without hesitation, and the marks left behind are indications of a state of oneness with my environment, my people and the universe. – Ian Factor

Somewhere in the city; in its alleys, playgrounds, parks and abandoned buildings, we find the place to know ourselves….

At the museum a troubled woman destroys a sand painting meticulously created over days by Tibetan monks. The monks are not disturbed. The work is a meditation. They simply begin again. – Susan Griffin

In the city we…

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