© 2017 by Saji Studio

"Universe"  canvas series

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Artist Statement

When I was a child I would spend the night watching the white moon and stars against the dark sky.  I would imagine the birth of the cosmos, witnessing countless stars whose light originated billions of years ago and its workings of a marvelous, unimaginable world.

 

No matter how small or large a role within the cycle of life, each and every creature born emits a powerful light.  The light, full of love, grows without abandonment, free beyond imagination, incessant in the creation and pursuit of love and peace.  

 

Every time I gaze at the moon and starlight in the night sky, the daily weariness, anxiety, human suffering, and the world's never-ending battles are quietly and peacefully lifted, released.  Feelings of love and serenity fill me, resuming their place within the depths of the psyche.  

 

To this day, I am astounded by the universe and the fact of being alive.  I am reminded to cherish this life and the Now.  The stars, moon, sun, and planets that I paint on the canvas are no different than each of us on this small planet we call Earth.  Each work is a form of meditation from which I can tap into its power, the energy of the cosmos and its light which pours onto humanity, guides me in my creative visions. 

luna sequence (2015)

acrylic, gel medium, and plaster on canvas 36" x 24" © 2017 by Saji Studio