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Fowler Show
UCLA Fowler Museum exhibition
“Mani Wall and A Sacred Geography: an installation of paintings, the artist book by Mary Heebner and Sienna Craig with photography by Macduff Everton."

All paintings meausre 50" x 38"
Acrylic, pigment and graphite on Stonehenge paper

The act of drawing helps me to see, and it allows what I see to become a part of me. When I visited Mustang, Nepal, led by my daughter, Sienna Craig, one day on horseback, we encountered a sinuous thousand foot long wall of boulders etched with Tibetan prayers or Mani.
I poured and brushed layers of color—sienna, grey and white—over drawings of an iris flower from bud to brittle seed pod. These images of flowers are my prayer, embedded in painted paper, still as a fossil, bone still, and drenched with the colors of the earth...Read more...

see the artist's book
A Sacred Geography: Sonnets of the Himalaya and Tibet

see images from the show at UCLA's Fowler Gallery
Mani Wall and A Scared Geography

See related series: Reting