The work I do has an environmental quality made in the context of dependent arising, that all things arise in dependence upon multiple causes and conditions, and impermanence, meaning they 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. This work is intimately personal relating to the unborn nature of mind, truth of impermanence and the discursive thoughts and emotions that obscure recognizing the true nature of mind as inseparable awareness and emptiness.
In order for us to make sense of our world our mind assembles a structure of concepts; we label and explain everything, making distinctions, seeing separations, experiencing a world separate from ourselves. We forget that each concept, each thought arises as a result of a set of conditions. Our experience of those conditions may differ from others based on our emotional, physical and psychological history and habitual patterns. This is the heart of dependent arising: our experience of reality is dependent on causes and conditions just as everything around us. All of this is happening in a state of ongoing movement, change, decay and death. Each thought that we perceive as continuous is the sound, feeling or emotion of impermanence. These are our living links with death prompting us to let go of our obscurations. My work attempts to display an experience of this process, seeing thoughts and feelings, while neither good or bad, as passing empty reflections due to all kinds of habitual pattens, multiple causes and conditions, and preconceived ideas, allowing thoughts and physical sensations to arise and cease naturally. Little of this work is completely permanent, much like our thoughts and our lives altogether this work 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.-Hildy Maze