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Ancient Satori Sculpture

Jacqueline Gomez

Malaysia

Sculpture, Other on Stone

Size: 56 W x 30 H x 3.5 D in

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3 piece Mixed Media (plaster of Paris, stone, copper & paint) on Hardboard (18" x 24"),(20" x 30"),(18" x 24")respectively "Ancient Satori (satori:Zen meaning - the realization of the very foundation of existence. - the awakening to the innermost spirituality of mankind. - in other words 'Enlightenment')" Questions the foundations that we have based our belief of the history of man and the universe. Concluding with the Zen philosophy of casting away all knowledge and thoughts which are the products of our ordinary consciousness, as perhaps being the path to finding the real Truth." Inspired by zen symbology and the zen nature of 'non thought'~ like the stillness of water, if one was to stir that stillness, even with the tiniest thought, as with a small stone that hit the waters still surface, it would cause ripples that grew larger and larger throughtout. "The way of zen cannot be found by our ordinary dualistic knowledge. Not only that, but all knowledge and thoughts which are products of our ordinary consciousness are to be completely cast away. When this is done, there is the fact of actual experience, where one is awakened to no-mind, or so called 'Nothingness'." ~ an excerpt from 'A Flower Does Not Talk' by Zenkei Shibayama So the pool of the mind should stay still without stones (thought and knowledge needed to be cast away in order to attain that awakening to 'Enlightenment'..." For me this intrinsically tied in with the meaning of the slightly unraveled copper 'scroll' placed with the skeletal remains in my painting. Papyrus scrolls inscribed with spells from the 'Book of the Dead' were commonly buried together with the mummified corpses of the deceased in ancient Egypt. This was done in preparation for their journey in the afterlife. However instead of instructions for eternal life so carefully inscribed by Egyptian priests, I impressed in to the copper a short poem by Zenkei Shibayama- Silently a flower blooms, In silence it falls away; Yet here now, at this moment, at this place, the whole of the flower, the whole of the world is blooming. This is the talk of the flower, the truth of the blossom, The glory of eternal life is fully shining here. Mixed Media of Sand, Plaster of Paris, Stones, Acrylic, Oil paint & Copper on Masonite. Artists Private Collection

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Multi-paneled Sculpture:Other on Stone

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Size:56 W x 30 H x 3.5 D in

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I have been incredibly lucky to be able to create art as my professional vocation for more than 15 years. Being able to explore and delve into this passion deeply full time, is a gift I am continually grateful for... Style: I tend to lean towards realistic renderings with abstraction coming into play to hopefully create exciting & mentally stimulating pieces.. The human form is one of my favourite subjects at the moment but I am on a continuous journey of creative discovery in style and content.. Inspiration: Being of Anglo-Indian descent and growing up in the urban multi racial & cultural, sunny shores of Malaysia has undoubtedly shaped my worldview and driven me to always try to represent diversity in my work as much as possible. My conceptual pieces are usually developed and inspired by what lurks within the pages of my second love - books, and the inevitable influences of the unique and 'exciting' times we live in.. I see the persistent honing of my artistic skills as integral to creating, and exploring and developing my skills in differing mediums and techniques is one of the many amazing and ever inspiring parts of the process. Distinctions: Featured & interviewed on Hypp TV 'The Art Gallery' in 2013, which features some of the most promising emerging & established artists in Malaysia. If any piece tickles your fancy or if you have any queries(*please don't hesitate to request more detailed pictures and angles of my artwork if you wish), drop me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible! Choose what speaks to you,... A piece you love will be a companion for life.. If you would like to get to know me a little better, do check out my website or my blogs.

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