Mustard Seed

I was attracted at first by the complexity of what is invisible to a ‘normal’ way of seeing, moved by Australian aborigine seed ‘dreaming’ paintings, the intuitive ‘vision’ the aborigine body has of nature’s inner life that corresponds so amazingly with what I see under a microscope.  That inner life is made colourful and tactile by painting it.

Then I discovered that the mustard seed is a metaphor in Bahai, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Taoism for something miraculous: how something small can grow into something large and flourishing, a piece of unifying wisdom for a broken time.

This piece will be showing and available from June 29, 2012 at the CHP Arts exhibit, “Promise”.

Remembering Skagit as Music


Elegiac landscapes about memory, dream and essence of place.
‎”Remembering Skagit as Music” pastel/canvas. 12″x12″. This piece will be available at the MoNA 20th Annual Auction Saturday June 16, 2012. An offering for the gift economy and with thanks for 20 years experience of mystical and magical landscape.