quest as realization




Current Works


Ongoing series on intimacy


Cofocal intimacy of 
thinking and meditation

 A series on the intimacy of 

meditation and thinking

in Dogen's Zen.

Book and paintings by 

Richard Stodart.

Words by Hee Jin Kim

Free and Easy Wandering

View gallery images from the book, Free and Easy Wandering.

Quest as realization in Taoist yoga.

A journey of nonduality in 

twelve stages.

Book and paintings 

by Richard Stodart 

Abstract and Figurative


Mystical realism. 

Cubism. Tantra. More ...

Mary Magdalene


Read the story of Mary Magdalene 

and order your lithograph



Come into the presence of 

these spiritual teachers



The Someone in Painting/A Picture

Fourth Lloyd Productions, 2016
268 pages, paper ISBN 978-0-9889391-2-7
8.5" x 10.5",199 color plates; 15 b/w plates $38.00

In this comprehensive retrospective of figurative and abstract paintings and drawings by Richard Stodart from 1973 to 2014, the artist pursues a line of inquiry with figure and ground as a nonduality, in and through 'someone' that mediates the relationship. In the process, the artist moves beyond the instrumental  view that dichotomizes self and reality, and encounters the realizational/dynamic view in which emptiness immerses itself in thinking and meditation,  differentiation and equality, delusion and enlightenment, as foci that conjoin in and through emptiness and are penetrated by emptiness. 


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", 22 color plates $39.95

In DreamMaking, human fallibility (amid delusion/dream) and human perfectability (beyond delusion/dream)  entwine as foci of the process of calibration and the state of  equilibrium.  From this nondual perspective, one lives amid/beyond  dream by expounding/making a dream within a dream, in and through the deconstructive/reconstructive function of emptiness, without blurring the  differences between duality and nonduality.  


Free And Easy Wandering: Markings On the Way

Fourth Lloyd Productions, 2007
84 page, paper ISBN: 978-0-9717806-3-7
8.5" x 11", 17 color plates $29.00

From ancient times to the present, from Homer's Odyssey to Dereck Walcott's epic poem, Omeros, the hero journeys to faraway places in search of adventure, freedom,  and wisdom, and returns home with humility to share the passion and advocacy of his quest with others.  

Inspired by Dragon's Play, a Taoist transmission of nonduality by Charles Belyea and Steven Tainer,  Free and Easy Wandering: Markings on the Way  tells the story of a journey that begins in isolation and ends in nonduality.   Twelve abstract paintings, called Markings, explore a deconstructive dynamic of autonomy, aloneness, and  detachment, in and through the transformative power of emptiness.


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