Anything, visible or invisible, may be contemplated. However, some things tend to draw the contemplative eye more closely than others. My artwork, and this website, are created with this in mind, out of a meditative intention for all viewers. You will find here both visual work and poetry. It is not a commercial site, the ubiquitous, undismissable, shopping cart not withstanding. My intention is a portfolio site, as well as a forum for possible discussion.
On this page you may see: an oil pastel drawing, a Square Mandala, and a book of contemplative photos of the sky over a summer lake, which is available here: https://www.blurb.com/b/10223436-equivalenting
Also featured are an entry from my "New Remnants" series. You will find these, with more examples of my work, in the Gallery of Visual Art. The header is from my "Feather" sketchbook, more of which can be found under "Themed Sketchbooks."
Below is the cover of my latest book, called Square Geometry, which can be viewed in detail at the publisher: https://www.blurb.com/b/10681572-square-geometry
My newest work, drawings on graph paper, are further explorations in symmetry.
"Keep your eyes clean and your ears quiet and your mind serene. Breathe God's air. Work, if you can, under his sky."
Thomas Merton New Seeds of Contemplation
From 2002 to 2016 I was a Professor of Foundations Art at The Art Institutes International, Minnesota, in downtown Minneapolis. I taught college art for 26 years altogether. Here is a video that two of my students created when they interviewed me for their Digital Editing class in about 2014:
No matter who tries to leave their mark,
The hills and dales are not impressed. -Layman P'ang
- New Work, 2020, 2021
Gallery of Visual Art
- Self Published Books
- Gallery of Student Work