All as One

Culminating in the center of the gallery, visitors encounter the Buddha Chapel, where they are encouraged to remove their headsets to listen to Zone 3.  This audio is played through house speakers located in this room only, and is an endless loop of a dynamic percussion track composed and performed by Quentin Baxter, Grammy nominated jazz musician & producer.  The 16 Buddha paintings in the Chapel are embedded with Eastern spiritual and art historical iconography and text, juxtaposed with imagery from contemporary Western culture and nature. Embodying these thematic concepts, this body of work evokes questions of identity, purpose, and perspective. In this intimate quasi-spiritual space, the large, content and color-rich paintings surround audiences to create a highly subjective experience that encourages understanding, reflection, and contemplation. 


© 2015 John Duckworth
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