Hildy Maze

THREE MARKS OF EXISTENCE 48"x 36"  oil on paper collage  2017

THREE MARKS OF EXISTENCE

48"x 36"  oil on paper collage  2017

EMPTY OF THE IMAGINED NATURE 48"x 36"  oil on paper collage  2017

EMPTY OF THE IMAGINED NATURE

48"x 36"  oil on paper collage  2017

My abstract contemplative work is developed with the view that art has the capacity to infuse the experience of everyday life with awareness. Using my experience of passion, aggression and ignorance I delve into the discursive thought patterns and emotions that obscure the recognition of our basic nature of mind which is empty, lucid, all-accommodating space continuously wake and aware. I'm interested in persuading the viewer from the boundaries of the image, to engage with matters behind what is immediately visible; to relate with who we are as deconstructed, uncreated, i.e., more expansive and gentle than our usual descriptions of ourselves and how the culture defines us. 

Everything begins as thought, then manifests as a physical reality. We are not going to fix our world without healing the patterns of thought that are driving the world into its present state. By delving beneath the turbulence of thoughts we can uncover in ourselves "something" that we begin to realize lies behind all the discursiveness, changes and deaths of the world. This is the most rebellious act of all imbued with social impact and nonconformism to actually glimpse, then realize the profound truth.

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RESTLESS DISTRACTIONS 36" X 44"  oil on paper collage  2017

RESTLESS DISTRACTIONS

36" X 44"  oil on paper collage  2017