Description Created in 2006 with oil pastels and color card stocks this image celebrates re-creation and ceremony. Originally inspired by the Dalai Lama's call to 'never give up' finding one's purpose in life. Today, in 2011, I dedicate this image to the rebalancing and recovery process for Japan in the aftermath of the Tsunami and Earthquake. May Japan receive all it requires to rebuild, re-balance and re-beautify and keep on moving with our world support.
Richard Kanter, New York Member Since December 2007 Artist Statement Hi and welcome to my page:
It is that time of year again -- Holidays in the States and the renewal of a New Year for me on Imagekind. I am truly grateful for all the opportunities to create, display and share my art that I have experienced since beginning my art journey 9 years ago with Imagekind. 2016 has been no exception! I have shown throughout Long Island including Gallery North's OAS, Salon De Coiffure and the BJ Spoke Gallery; shown in Lancaster PA at Franklin & Marshall College and even published with the F&M Alumni Arts Review. I look forward to more in 2017 beginning with publication in a NY association Calendar (January 2017)... ! Thank you for visiting my site and your appreciation of my work!
For me Art reflects divinity- pure creative force. As an artist it all begins with the empty canvas and a meditational awareness. (Nothingness which gives space for creating and re-creating movements of energy) What is sought is to see again - reflections of oneness, perhaps. Perceptions that weave together a glowing tapestry of Love. What is it to observe oneself? Perhaps (The artist) a bit literally and figuratively is drawn to beauty that moves through in a body of waves. In qauntum detail, our science is revealing that we as energetic beings are composed of particles and waves like light itself. We are the stuff of stars. For this artist, art is color and dynamics of shape, texture and form at play with light. All matter breathed in and art breathed out. Art brings us form and substance in harmonic stillness.
By placing faith in the art, the art becomes faithful -- mine is uniquely guided by my interests and passions for meditation and mystical traditions and the amazing power of color and light! Each print connects to the colors of life force energy and reflects a love for "drawing in light" -- a relaxing and empowering journey of transmitting and translating the beauty of hidden vibrations that exist all around us.
Many prints are designed to be turned and rotated until fitting to one's heart's content. There is no right or wrong way -- simply a pleasure of play. The more you enjoy the more you see ....
It is my desire to communicate through this gallery that even with all the upheavals in our personal, professional, local, regional and global worlds that the universe gifts each of us an ability to see beauty everywhere.
Through the expanding "re"-combinations of color , texture and light one may become aware of subtle positive changes in how one feels physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
With the hecticness and chaos of life may these images support the desire for connecting to personal balance from inside and out.