Drawing is my spiritual practice. Some people do yoga, others meditate or say the rosary. I draw. Every day.
New body of work this year, 2023. Biomorphic ballpoint ink drawings. See the full portfolio as it grows at: https://www.dougwestendorp.com/new-work-2023.html
"Art calls to the surface of things their real and immanent strangeness." J.F. Martel, from Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artiface
Mandala drawings on graph paper. All 7 x 7 inches.
Contemplative Art in Disquieting Times
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.
Square Mandala series: https://www.dougwestendorp.com/square-mandalas.htm
"Poetry, music and art have something in common with the contemplative experience." - Thomas Merton