- The "Paticcasamuppada" Series -


This is a series of paintings based on the Buddhist doctrine known as the “Law of Dependent Origination” which is concerned with the cause of suffering. This is represented as a cycle of twelve interdependent stages with each stage inevitably arising from the conditions created by the previous stage. The visual images I have used to represent these stages are taken from the Tibetan “Wheel of Life” mandala (the 12 panels arranged around the circumference of the mandala).

They are painted with acrylics on panels 34 x 42 cm
.


Ignorance Arises Volitional Activities Arise Consciousness Arises Separation of Mind and Matter
Ignorance
Arises
Volitional Activities
Arise
Consciousness
Arises
Separation of
Mind and Matter


Senses Arise Contact Arises Sensation Arises Cravings Arise
Senses Arise
Contact Arises
Sensation Arises
Cravings Arise


Attachments Arise Becoming Arises Birth Arises Old age and Death Arises
Attachments Arise
Becoming Arises
Birth Arises
Old age and
Death Arises


- The "Thinking Animal" Series -

This is a series of paintings based on the idea (first put forward by Paul Shepard) that the association between humans and animals has not only influenced our thoughts but has actually shaped our psychology, even our consciousness itself. As our consciousness has changed, so has our relationship with animals; perhaps the farther we stray from our roots the more lost we become

They are painted with acrylics on panels 33 x 41 cm.



Above Bulls Cat Domesticated Predator
Above
Bulls
Cat
Domesticated Predator


Funeral Sacrifice Greed Hatred Delusion Lost Night Wolf Predator 1
Funeral Sacrifice
Greed Hatred
Delusion
Lost
Night Wolf
Predator 1


Predator 2 Prey Red Riding Hood Ride the Tiger Run
Predator 2
Prey
Red Riding Hood
Ride the Tiger
Run


Sacrifice Shaman Shark The Thought
Sacrifice
Shaman
Shark
The Thought


- The "As if in a Dream" Series -


Approaching Storm

Himalayas Migration Storm Warning
 
Approaching Storm
Himalayas
Migration

Storm Warning