Luxury: DreamMaking series,
2006, acrylic on paper , 29.5" x 29.5"
W E L C O M E T O T H E G A L L E R I E S
Intimate and reflexive, the nondual dynamic of quest and realization is “ever-already” within the whole integral entity of entire time, in and through the transformative power of the reason of emptiness.
Nullified of self-essence, quest and realization function as orientational and perspectival foci of duality (expressive activity) and nonduality (active expression) that hang as subjectless, objectless, meaningless and purposeless emptiness in emptiness.
In the painting experience, quest as the expressive activity of the whole body-mind, symbols/images and mediums of embodying sentient being, opens to trace the active expression of the embodying body of realization. In this opening, quest is illumined as a focus and realization is darkened. Conversely, the embodying body of realization moves to illuminate the shifting perspectives of embodying quest. In this illumining, realization is darkened as a focus and quest is illumined.
As One Side Is Illumined. . ., 2007, acrylic on paper, 22.5" x 30", painting, right.
Fire Immortal, 1992, acrylic on paper, 29" x 41"
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 from 1973 to 2014, Richard Stodart examines the relationship of self and reality along transcendental/static and realizational/dynamic lines in the painting experience. In the process, differentiation and equality, delusion and enlightenment, thinking and meditation, a picture and painting are mediated in and through a 'someone' on a personal and impersonal level.
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.
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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