Flower Sermon

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Size: Not Available Medium: Watercolor on Arches 140lb Cold Pressed Material: nature,landscape,others Frame: Not Framed

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About The Artwork

Year: 2019 Style: Description: I was asked to meditate on Buddhist Hell Sutras and to allow whatever imagery came from these meditations to guide the creation of this painting. It occurred to me that even the enlightened will, according to scripture, go all the way up and down the various levels of being. Therefore, we must imagine even the Buddha in the hell worlds. Here we see him walking through hell while still holding aloft the flower from his Flower Sermon - reminding us of the beauty of existence even in a place of suffering. For the Wilcox Buddhist collection. Born of the hell sutras and personal stories of pain. Need Help? Contact sales@revart.co

About The Artist

Samuel Harris Fisher
Samuel Harris Fisher
Fine Art, Abstract Artist
Charlottesville, VA, United States
Samuel Harris Fisher

Fisher was born and raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The young forests that now grow from these ancient bones either instilled or simply matched Fisher's quiet yet youthful soul. Despite finding success in a career in technology and business, Fisher found the modern working world to be too loud, too busy, and somehow divorced from reality. Having found meaningful ground to stand on in mysticism and the stillness of the forest, they are now taking the leap into the unknown of the creative life.

Fisher's attempt to resurrect archaic stories and archetypes through their art was inspired by our modern desperation for meaning. This proved to be a path towards contrivance.

In their thirties, they began channeling their art exclusively through a mystic process. Putting their critical, conceptual mind aside, they instead attended to the richness of their lived experience and became saturated with qualia. Being attentive in this non-conceptual way allows raw experiences to find their way to the deep mind, where Fisher believes true meaning is cultivated rather than constructed. Fisher now allows the harvest of cultivated meaning to percolate up from the deep without question. Like a dream, the resulting work is mysterious and compelling, not conveying meaning but inviting the blossoming of meaning in the soul of the viewer. Fisher considers the paintings that result from this process to be more akin to sermons, poetry, or mystical utterances than to contrived conceptual art.