interbeing III


oil on linen


In a private collection

sold through Edgewater Gallery on the Green

Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it.
What seems conceit, bad manners, or cynicism is always
a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen.
You do not know what wars are going on down there
where the spirit meets the bone.

— Miller Williams

Thich Nhat Hanh explains that a cup of tea
is so much more than just a liquid refreshment.
Inside the cup is the sunshine that helped to
grow the tea leaves, and the rain that washed
over the earth to help the plant to grow. There
are the many hands that cultivated and harvested
and then brought the tea to market.
I came to the understanding how we ‘inter-are,’ that all
of the world is not really separated into distinct,
separate pieces. I tried in my three Interbeing paintings
to think of colors in the same way, interweaving
the rich deep values with the quiet high key tones, valuing
them all for what they do to make our world so