DreamMaking: The Intimacy of Picture/Reality
Words by Dr. Hee-Jin Kim
Paintings by Richard Stodart
Fourth Lloyd Productions, 2013
84 pages, paper ISBN: 978-0-9889391-1-0
10 x 7 inches, 22 color plates $39.95
DreamMaking is indebted to the proposition in Dogen's Shobogenzo that delusion and enlightement temporally and nondually entwine: right within light there is darkness, and right within darkness there is light. Passion (darkness) and serenity (light) thus amass and arrive simultaneously, in and through emptiness, without a gap between them.
Through the means-in-end grid system, DreamMaking closely examines the radical intimacy of delusion and enlightenment as being free of mystical coincidence or a substantive universal order existing beyond it.
Entwined Vines, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 58 " x 58"
Affirmation, 2012. acrylic on canvas, 48 " x 48"
The yogic symbol in "Affirmation" derives from the subtle energy chakra system in Indian Yoga and Tibetan Buddist Tantra. Click on image for a diagram of the subtle energy charkra system.