"Live quietly and work with your hands." St. Paul
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.
An example of my newest work is the ballpoint drawing of the Turf-domed Hermitage Community illustrations for my next story. Other examples can be found under "New Work."
Also on this page you may see: an oil pastel drawing, a Square Mandala, and two books: One of contemplative photos of the sky over a summer lake, which is available here: https://www.blurb.com/b/10223436-equivalenting
and anther called Dunescapes: https://www.blurb.com/b/10351636-dunescapes
Also featured here are an entry from my "New Remnants" series, followed by a geometric "Scythe," from 2016. 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." The feather series is the only work currently on exhibit. They can be found at Framestyles frame shop in Minneapolis.
"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 all together. 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