You may not recognize Richard Stodart’s name, but more than likely you know his contemplative and illuminative artwork. It’s an honor for us at Soulsign to welcome Richard Stodart in conversation with Adam.
From Richard’s web site: “At once worldly and spiritual, Richard Stodart’s artwork negotiates passion and warmth on the one hand, and serenity and quietude on the other. Calming, restorative, and quietly energizing, the luminous images invite reflection and contemplation.”
“Richard’s sensitively thoughtful yet translucent images combine the wild electricity of wakefulness with the vivid languor of lucid dreaming.” ~ Ven, Ngaka Chogyam, author of Rainbow of Liberated Energy, Roaring Silence: Discovering the Mind of Dzogchen, and Entering the Heart of the Sun & Moon
“Mary Magdalene” by Richard Stodart.
- “Outshining the darkness with light is not the same thing as illuminating the dark.”
- “Going with the flow” and “Glowing in the flow”
- “Intimacy of existence-time ongoing…..”
- A wonderfully lucid framing of : ”reality”, “existence-time”, “light and dark”, “co-focal intimates”
- Relieving ourselves of the need to reconcile opposites.
- Light and Dark not as opposites seeking union, but already Unified.
Links to the books mentioned in the InnerView:
Free & Easy Wandering by Richard Stodart
Enso by Richard Stodart (to be released in 2011)
The Heart of the Shobogenzo by Norman Waddell and Masao Abe
Moon in a Dewdrop by Kazuaki Tahahashi
Alone With Others by Stephen Batchelor
Ineffability: The Failure of Words in Philosophy and Religion by Ben-Ami Scharfstein
On Richard’s Artwork
“Stodart’s paintings are narratives of the symbolic depths of the psyche moving towards integration. They are stations on his personal way of self-understanding and self-transcendence. Yet they are also mandalic symbols that expose our hidden structure. It is this that explains their archetypal strength.” ~ George Feuerstein, M. Litt., author, Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga