Sunday, March 18, 2012

Commitment- Another Mixed Media Series Inspired by Asian Travel












Inspired from travel in Asia, visiting Myanmar, Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia where Buddhism is an integral part of everyday life, this series is entitled Commitment. I was impressed by the spirit of the people's commitment to Buddhism, to building amazing Temples when they have so little money, to feeding the monks every day from their meager allotments and their loving kindness and non violent nature in everyday life (yet they produced the Khmer Rouge and  North Viet Nam soldiers.)

It was an interesting phenomenon to see how they drove in heavy traffic in Viet Nam with few traffic lights or stop signs. No one got angry or tried to out maneuver anyone else. People cooperated on the road and let people ease into the traffic. When someone beeped, it was to let them know they were there for safety, not to be angry or hostile. People are committed to the precepts of Buddhism, to be kind and loving to others- both behind and outside the monastery walls!

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  1. rochelle garfieldMarch 18, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    I love the new art!!!! Sooo cool how you used the different experiences to inspire new creations.

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