-Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
This quote from the contemporary Indian Yogi Jaggi Vasudev rang very true for me when I first came across it and it seems to fit this painting, Living in All Dimensions, which is another piece from the Home+Land show hanging at the West End Gallery.
It is a painting that appears to be outward in all aspects. It is no shrinking violet. In fact, the violet color of the sky and the other deep colors seem to want to lift off of the deeply textured surface and reach out of the picture to the viewer. There is outward distance in the moon appearing on the horizon and the Red Tree itself seems to be radiating outward.
But for me, this is completely inward in nature. It is about finding a center of calmness and timelessness. It’s about transcending the here and now and discovering that inward dimension that binds us to all other dimensions. A spiritual Oneness.
Well, that’s my take anyway, for what it’s worth. It’s the kind of piece that will no doubt come across differently to many different people, both in a positive and a negative way.
And that is as it should be.