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Document Type

Open Access

Degree Program

Art

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

2013

Month Degree Awarded

May

Keywords

drawing, meditation, fine arts, art, contemporary

Abstract

ABSTRACT

The scale of the body, the accretion of marks, the pace of the breath and a list of rules, underlie the work. These are parts of the process. I give myself over to the process. The drawing is evidence of the process. During process, there is constant struggle for dominance between the points of attention. Limitations of the body, habits of the mind, observation of the breath, and action of drawing compete for dominance. When are equal, the state of meditation arises. To me this is ultimate freedom. The intention is the viewer will also find freedom in contemplative viewing of the drawings. Finally, drawings serve as a collection of evidence against loss of time, loss of self, loss of the body.

First Advisor

Susan E. Jahoda

Second Advisor

Shona Macdonald

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Meditation Drawing I, Hahnemuhle paper with blue ballpoint ink, 12” x 22”, 2013

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Meditation Drawing II, Hahnemuhle paper with blue ballpoint ink, 12” x 22”, 2013

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Meditation Drawing III, Hahnemuhle paper with blue ballpoint ink, 12” x 22”, 2013

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Meditation Drawing IV, Hahnemuhle paper with blue ballpoint ink, 12” x 22”, 2013

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Meditation Drawing V, Hahnemuhle paper with blue ballpoint ink, 12” x 22”, 2013

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Meditation Drawing VI, Hahnemuhle paper with blue ballpoint ink, 12” x 22”, 2013

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Meditation Drawing VII, Hahnemuhle paper with blue ballpoint ink, 12” x 22”, 2013

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Meditation Drawing VIII, Hahnemuhle paper with blue ballpoint ink, 12” x 22”, 2013

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Meditation Drawing IX, Hahnemuhle paper with blue ballpoint ink, 12” x 22”, 2013

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Meditation Drawing X, Hahnemuhle paper with blue ballpoint ink, 12” x 22”, 2013

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Dark Meditation Drawings I through VI, 24” x 37”, Black Mulberry paper and graphite, 2013

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One Breath/One Line, process 1, 37” x 310”, Natural Mulberry paper and felt-tip pen, May 2013

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One Breath/One Line, process 2, 37” x 310”, Natural Mulberry paper and felt-tip pen, May 2013

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One Breath/One Line process 1, 37” x 310”, Natural Mulberry paper and felt-tip pen, May 2013, left view

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One Breath/One Line process 1, 37” x 310”, Natural Mulberry paper and felt-tip pen, May 2013, right view

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One Breath/One Line process 2, 37” x 310”, Natural Mulberry paper and felt-tip pen, May 2013, right view

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One Breath/One Line process 2, 37” x 310”, Natural Mulberry paper and felt-tip pen, May 2013, left view

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One Breath/One Line process 2, 37” x 310”, Natural Mulberry paper and felt-tip pen, May 2013, detail

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One Breath/One Line process 2, 37” x 310”, Natural Mulberry paper and felt-tip pen, May 2013, detail

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One Breath/One Line process 2, 37” x 310”, Natural Mulberry paper and felt-tip pen, May 2013, detail

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One Breath/One Line process 2, 37” x 310”, Natural Mulberry paper and felt-tip pen, May 2013, detail

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One Breath/One Line process 2, 37” x 310”, Natural Mulberry paper and felt-tip pen, May 2013, detail

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