Monday, April 18, 2011

While reading a text on Hinduism and Buddhism (it contains selections from the Vedas and Upanishads, but there is more as well), I came across a section "On Truth in the Religions; Insanity: My Religion Alone is True."  This selection from the text says in perfect words the belief that my work is based on.

"The entire world is being driven insane by this single phrase: "My religion alone is true."  O Mother, you have shown me that no clock is entirely accurate.  Only the transcendent sun of knowledge remains on time.  Who can make a system from Divine Mystery?  But if any sincere practitioner, within whatever culture or religion, prays and meditates with great devotion and commitment to Truth alone, Your Grace will flood his mind and heart, O Mother.  His particular sacred tradition will be opened and illuminated.  He will reach the one goal of spiritual evolution."

I will have to have this quote there with me at the Thesis Exhibition on May 4th.  The myths that are being told as part of the show are based on this idea.  They are from no religion, and every religion. there is something interesting.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Seer's speech

It will storm tonight.  Raw power sizzles and cackles through the air, making my hair stand on end and making me shiver with anticipation and desire.  Tonight, I touch the sky with my fingertips and feel the Mother's kiss on my face. 

 Give me energy if you have it to spare, give me strength to persevere and accomplish, if you see fit.  The Scorpio thirsts tonight.

The Scorpio dances in me and as the thunder rages, I think maybe the storm and the power are actually inside of me. Tonight, it storms.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Working on my senior thesis exhibition for the Kansas City Art Institute has been taking up all of my time lately! 
Here are some sneak preview process shots of what I've been working on for the show...