Joining Heaven and Earth
“Joining heaven and earth” is the title of an essay documenting a seminar given by Shambala Art founder Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche 1979. In this
seminar, Trungpa Rinpoche used spontaneous calligraphies to demonstrate the threefold principle
of “heaven, earth, and human”. These principles were used to describe both the psychological manifestation of the creative process as well as the
physical process of creation.
This collection embodies Trungpa Rinpoche’s seminar both in method and visual references. Ink paintings were produced, photographed and meticulously selected using intuitive action and contemplative viewing.