Time: March 25, 2016 at 10am to May 1, 2016 at 5pm
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Street: 1 Ashfield St
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website or Map: http://www.salmonfallsgallery…
Phone: 413 625 9833
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Salmon Falls Gallery
Latest Activity: Mar 25, 2016
March 4th, through May 1st, 2016
Reception: Saturday, March 26th, 4-6 pm in the upstairs gallery
Music: Patricia Raviele, Harp
Several years ago I was ill with a mild but exhausting version of Lyme Disease. It was mid-August and very disheartening to be in bed on beautiful warm, sunny days. I was also experiencing other difficulties in my life and I found myself meditating and praying for healing.
One afternoon I came out of a deep sleep with very clear instructions: “Get the silkscreen you once made of Buddha. Print copies of it and paint each one differently. You can show how our Buddha nature is beneath all the stories, emotions and circumstances.”
I followed these instructions precisely. I set up a painting studio in the basement and began painting and painting and painting for one year. I painted the many renditions of the Buddha from a print I had made from a replica from a 5,000 year old Tibetan woodblock which I had traced thirty-five years ago and turned into a silkscreen.