Imperfect Mirror of Mind

13 Jan 2014

Isn't it time to make peace with our image? The Buddha said, “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”  What we see and say about ourselves may not bear any resemblance to how others see us.

Big Slave

26 Nov 2013
Big Slave, was fashioned after "La  Grande Odalisque" by the 19th Century French painter, J. A. Ingres,  which now hangs in the Louvre.  The devaluation of the feminine and sex slavery is unfortunately still very much a part of society,  however,  that is  not what I think about when I go into an art museum.  The name  Ingres gave his nude oil painting sounded pretty fancy to me since I don’t speak French. I was surprised to find out that "Odalisque" means slave or concubine.  When we take a  historical look at art we can better understand the foundations of this cultural tragedy.