Citta Vrtti Nirodha, oil on panel, 5” x 6” framed, 2018. The title of this piece comes from Yoga Sutra 1.2: Yogas-citta-vrtti-nirodhah meaning yoga is the restriction of the fluctuations of consciousness or the stilling of the mind.
Is there somewhere you can’t escape your thoughts or quiet your mind? My place is in the shower. Sometimes, for example, without the outside distractions, grief sneaks up and overwhelms me or creativity strikes me hard.
This piece is on view at @paradigmgs
alongside 24 of my newest oil paintings through September 15th as part of my solo exhibition Still Standing.