holysmile studios   -  art for awakening  -     ink work  - 2000 - present  


all pieces  are  on heavy water color paper or “hanji”, a handmade korean paper....

with korean ink, korean brushes and some with a korean mind  ;  )

My third body of work, came out of a surrendering to newly discovered inner and outer impulses, long buried,  my mom’s passing, and  my travels to Korea, where i found  a sense of being home.  After studying Chinese brush work, I found  a new sense of freedom and fluidity of expression that the medium provided. While back in northern California I discovered that being in nature, whether in the mountains or on the wild rocky northern coast beaches, provided the best of “studios” to explore, play, and express myself. The  Ocean Series also came out of this period.

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"You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born. Fear not the strangeness you feel. The future must enter you long before it happens. Just wait for the birth, for the the hour of the new  clarity. “ “                   .... rainer maria rilke