Star baby

“People they come together
People they fall apart
No one can stop us now
Cause we are all made of stars”
— Moby

Star baby, mixed-media on archival paper

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Alien Baby 3

“Do you realize that you have the most beautiful face,
Do you realize we’re floating in space,
Do you realize that happiness makes you cry,
Do you realize that everyone you know someday will die,
And instead of saying all of your goodbyes, let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It’s hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn’t go down
It’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning round…”
— The Flaming Lips, Do You Realize

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Buddhist auspicious symbols (part 1)

I’ve been trying to find some Zen (and getting away from the news) for the past week by working on these small-scale paintings of the traditional 8 auspicious symbols used in Buddhism (and also in some areas of Hinduism). They each have a specific purpose/meaning and you often see them pictured on prayer flags. I could not find one definitive reference for the order in which they are supposed to appear, so here are the White Conch, Victory Banner, Dharma Wheel and Golden Fish. These paintings have a lot of metallic details, which unfortunately don’t translate well for screen.

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