Dewachen

Craig Parkinson
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November
   
10
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November
   
21
Dewachen, which refers to a celestial realm in Tibetan Buddhism , ”Blissful Land”, refers to a contemplative space in which this series of paintings may be understood.

INFORMATION

Craig Parkinson:

In formal terms this series of work continues an interest for me in abstraction and the perception of space and light created through form and colour. The role of our imagination in responding to works of art is always relied on heavily especially when the limits of our perception are reached. In other words, when what is invisible and impermanent becomes the subject of contemplation in the artwork.

In my own life a recent interest in meditation and Buddhism has coincided with the painting of these artworks. Since the practices contained within the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition have certain ideas, such as impermanence and emptiness that to me overlapped with the aims of creating a contemplative space in the artwork through form and colour it seemed a reasonable idea to use as a metaphor the ideas found in this Buddhist tradition as a subject for each painting.

Craig Parkinson:

In formal terms this series of work continues an interest for me in abstraction and the perception of space and light created through form and colour. The role of our imagination in responding to works of art is always relied on heavily especially when the limits of our perception are reached. In other words, when what is invisible and impermanent becomes the subject of contemplation in the artwork.

In my own life a recent interest in meditation and Buddhism has coincided with the painting of these artworks. Since the practices contained within the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition have certain ideas, such as impermanence and emptiness that to me overlapped with the aims of creating a contemplative space in the artwork through form and colour it seemed a reasonable idea to use as a metaphor the ideas found in this Buddhist tradition as a subject for each painting.

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