Buddha - The Bridge
  Mixed media on Canvas (48"x72") 2013. Dallas, TX.

Gautama Buddha, one of the greatest teachers in human history, showed us the way to the ultimate happiness through self-realization and meditation. He believed that one must look inwards before searching for faith and truth outside. He invited believers and atheists alike to take a journey inwards and gain insights about themselves. Both aspects of human life, reality and dreams or aspirations need to be connected, bridged together. This Buddha painting depicts the sky (dreams) in the upper left corner and earth (reality) in the lower right and in the middle is a tree, a true representation of a bridge between the two. Just as the tree first plants its roots firmly in the ground before branching upwards and reaching for the sky, so must we firmly ground ourselves in our reality before reaching for our dreams and aspirations.