practice thankful

Practice Thankful, 16″x20″

Thankfulness is a practice, it’s not a feeling. Every day at the beginning and end of each day I list even just a couple things I’m thankful for in the morning and in the evening. They do not have to be new each day. This meditation at the beginning of the day prepares me to see the good, the true, and the beautiful around me. I am primed for good when I practice this in the morning. In the evening even after a terrible day there is always something to be thankful for, it helps end the day in a positive place. Practicing thankfulness changes not only the way you see the world, but the way you interact with it. This meditation has given me more grace for others and a chosen lens to view the world with. Practice thankful is an exercise that I will forever be working on. There is always more to be thankful for. To view all of the works in the Meditation Series, click here. 

There are five, limited edition, ‘Practice Thankful’ works for sale. Each piece varies slightly depending on how the gold moves upon application each piece is 11.5”x15” framed to 16”x20.” These works are plaster, gold leaf, on 300 pound cold pressed 100% pure cotton fiber paper. Pre-order now for FREE SHIPPING on May 1, 2020 for US domestic orders. Please send an email to [email protected] to inquire about availability. 

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Each piece is a limited edition work. There are only five of each Meditation in existence. Each piece is plaster, 24k gold leaf, on 300 pound cold pressed 100% pure cotton fiber paper. The gold is one of my signature elements and thus it was essential that it had a presence in this series. Gold covers a rectangular portion of the paper serving as the background of the text. As with all of my works, infusing light into every piece and every space is my mission. Due to the dynamic nature of gold these works change dramatically depending on the lighting in the space, but it is always adding light. Catching your eye as you glance across a space and directing your attention to the raised, three-dimensional, plaster text. Each piece may vary slightly depending on the way the gold moves in any particular application.

This series is very personal to me. I practice repetition of certain phrases throughout the day. When I find myself in different situations I meditate on these phrases. Each phrase serves in different capacities, to learn more about what a particular phrase means to me, simply click that piece.

These works are different from my previous works. This was intentional. I spent months playing with these phrases, integrating them into different canvas works in various capacities from spray paint, to continuous line script, to multi-dimensional works that layered text and paint in an abstract work. None of them served the narrow purpose I wanted them to convey. In all previous iterations the meditations got lost, which is the opposite of the intended effect. These meditations are supposed being to catch your attention and remind you to meditate on the words.

These words were too important to get lost in abstract expression. As you explore each meditation I ask that you focus on your breathing. Slow down and breathe deeply. To view all of the works in the Meditation Series, click here.