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The Garden Collection

One Mind, One Garden

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One Mind, One Garden
30x40 Acrylic on Canvas $2,000 During a period in soul searching, my wife and I dabbled in Buddhism. Although it is not something we currently practice, we are happy we were introduced to it. We meet many peaceful people and made a few lifetime friends in the process! The Japanese calligraphy on the left means, "Na Myoho Renge Kyo" meaning "I devote my life to the mystic law of cause and effect". The symbol on the right is the Ohm symbol, standing for Peace. On the bottom, I felt like there needed to be a third symbol or word. Artist intuition? The law of 3's? I'm not sure but I felt like putting an English word since I speak English. "Journey" seemed fitting since life is a journey and there's nothing more profound than that! This painting was also filmed in an episode of IFC's hit show, Portlandia (Season 7), be on the look out for it!
Posted on September 1, 2015