None of us can escape the habit of projecting our thoughts over reality itself. But if we can access awareness of our conceptual biases, we can open new windows onto our mind. By contrast, when mind is immersed in uncontrolled emotions and mistaken beliefs, we’re unable to see clearly.
This piece references two ideas: The coming and going of our thoughts and the “zero tolerance” family separation immigration policy inflicted on people crossing the borders.
Reflecting on how we are confined by our deeply ingrained conceptual biases and often self-preserving beliefs. In this image particularly the struggle of women in society as a result of bias and beliefs.
Without compassion and seeing through our conceptual bias, like taking children away from their parents and putting them in cages, is a distressing display of a legacy of shame for the U.S.
All Images Are © Hildy Maze
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. Her work is influenced by her 25 year study and practice of Tibetan Buddhist meditation. She is best known for her abstract contemplative oil on paper drawing, painting collages. For years, Hildy lived and worked in her loft in Tribeca, NYC before moving to East Hampton, NY where she currently works and lives.
Blog / Website: hildymaze.com