Apr, 03, 2021 — Apr, 30, 2021
“Best of the Hive” at the Hive Gallery’s 16th Anniversary Exhibit
The Hive Gallery & Studios
729 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Dec, 18, 2020 — Dec, 19, 2020
HiveFest 2020 Exhibition
High Rise Art Venue in AltSpaceVR
April 21, 2020
Convergence–Art in the Age of Pandemia
Dreams and Divinities Online
A decentralized, socially distanced exhibit.
As an individual and artist, I’ve always held a reflective nature. Because the primacy of awareness in my life produced an affinity for Buddhist philosophy, I refer to some of my works as “Jātaka Tales” or simply “Jātakas”, after the historical 3rd person Jātaka narratives of Gautama Buddha prior to his enlightenment. The term “Budgie-Sattva” within my oeuvre is an appropriation combining the word budgie (parrot) with “bodhisattva”, or one who is still on the path toward perfect awareness.
The traditional Jātaka tales are a collection of Buddhist allegories which detail the subjective journey toward enlightenment by illustrating the evolution of a protagonist. That evolution manifests as incarnations of personal identity, experience, and learning; a framework allowing me to build a body of paintings pulling from my exterior and interior life. Traditional Jātaka tales describe multiple past lives of the Gautama Buddha, where each identity is a separate incarnation. In my works, these multiple incarnations of self are sourced from the transformations within one life. In effect, I am narrating contemporary Jātaka tales from a 1st person perspective.
About the Artist