Saturday, September 11, 2010

MAYA

12" x 12" Mixed Media on Canvas.   The third in my series about "Excavation", this piece has many layers both literally and figuratively.  The title, "Maya" refers to the concept that was introduced by a Hindu philosopher of the ninth century, Adi Shankara.  The term means illusion specifically illusion of the physical reality.  When one reaches spiritual enlightenment, the veil of maya is pierced and ultimately destroyed with true transcendental knowledge.

19 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

I really love the layers and your whole concept for this series... Maya is a perfect title.. great work!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Beautiful words Cynthia and beautiful colors and shapes...a rich, free form mosaic to me.

Seth said...

A wonderful new series. The textures on these pieces is fantastic.

lynnbridge said...

Interesting idea to use the sharp edges along with the blurry textures. The concept of maya is something about which I had been unaware.

Willy. said...

For my, the struggle between raison and reality,in four dimensions!!Colors and shapes EXCELLENT.

layers said...

how fascinating-- layers of paint and layers at the spiritual level.

Outside The Lines said...

Thank you for taking the time to comment Caterina, Mary Ann, Seth, Lynn, Willy and Donna! I value all of your comments so much as each of you are such talented artists....

Coffee Messiah said...

I really like your header and your other work is very nice also.

Don't get around to comment much but appreciate your stopping by!

Will need to link so I can remember to look in again!

Cheers!

Outside The Lines said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Coffee Messiah, and I appreciate your comments about my work!

mise said...

This is beautiful. Like a cool version of a fire, it looks as though you could gaze at it for hours.

krakenmosaics.com said...

Love the colors and layers!

P.S. Email me!

Outside The Lines said...

Thank you Mise and Eve!

Gwyneth Leech said...

Thanks for the link. Have linked back so I can keep up with your work.Blogs looks great.

Outside The Lines said...

Gwyneth...thanks for stopping by...I am enthralled with your coffee cups!

Willy. said...

The difference between the fourth and the fifth dimension??
Maya grtngs, from Belgium,Willy

Outside The Lines said...

Thank you for your greeting from Belgium Willy! Yes, I like your point about the fourth and fifth dimension!

Helen Nock said...

Hi Cynthia....just been digging around to find you!! Miss your presence elsewhere but so good to see these fabulous explorations.
I'll be back :-)

Outside The Lines said...

Hi Helen....Thanks for looking me up...I've been off flickr for awhile...miss you, but I'm following your work as always!!!

NuminosityBeads said...

Would love to see more of your work here please!
Hope you're having time to create.
xoxo Kim