Monday, March 21, 2011

Cultivating Compassion

This piece is a meditation on cultivating compassion. Sanskrit texts talk about two birds living within the tree of the body; one is the observer and the other is the enjoyer. When we turn toward our inner guide, we show compassion to ourselves. It's natural, then, to show compassion to others, both human and animals.
This is a large painting, and the seed of it came from this linocut I carved some time ago. Thanks for visiting!