Using my experience of passion, aggression and ignorance I delve into the discursive thought patterns and emotions that obscure the recognition of our basic nature of mind which is empty, lucid, all-accommodating space continuously awake and aware. I’m interested in persuading the viewer from the boundaries of the image, to engage with matters beyond what is immediately visible; to relate with who we are as deconstructed, uncreated, i.e. more expansive and gentle than our usual descriptions of ourselves and how the culture defines us.
Everything begins as thought then manifests as a physical reality. We are not going to fix our world without healing the patterns of thought that are driving the world into its present state. By delving beneath the turbulence of thoughts we can uncover in ourselves “something” that we begin to realize lies behind all the discursiveness, changes, and deaths of the world.
The paper, like our memories will age, become fragile, be affected by light yet will remain as those things we search for and cherish possibly in the attic or basement, an archeological site or a memory, much like in our lives. It’s ordinary insignificant quality becomes special.
Touched in any way there’s a response; a fingerprint, wrinkle, rip, drip or tear, which then becomes texture and language, traces of process and practice as echoes or footprints challenging our conditioned response to things worn, torn, old wrinkled or ripped as good or bad, acceptable or not acceptable; challenging our dualistic way of seeing the world.
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Hildy Maze Artist Bio Hildy Maze is an American artist with Turkish, Russian, Austrian heritage. Born in Brooklyn,NY she received a BFA from Pratt Institute. For many years Hildy lived and worked in her loft in Tribeca, NYC before moving to East Hampton,NY where she currently works and lives. Her work is influenced by her 25 year study and practice of Tibetan Buddhist meditation involving the recognition of the intrinsic nature of mind. Hildy’s work visually plays with how we obscure our recognition of this clear,empty awareness of mind. The provocative titles help to create an attentive environment. Ms.Maze has exhibited her work through the U.S. including NYC, Long Island City, Brooklyn, California, Beijing, China, Cologne,Germany. She has won numerous awards and is in several private collections in the U.S, Europe, and Asia.
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