Oil on paper, collage
The contemplative approach to my work involves an attempt to visually describe the obscuring veils from a more spacious point of view, drawing upon both my personal experience and my experience of meditation practice. This work is intended to be intimate and accessible to the viewer. As is described in many Buddhist texts, “Buddha (that is, direct awareness) is in the palm of your hand.” Although my main teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche died in 1987, I’ve continued my practice throughout my living experience since meditation practice is living sensuality of each moment, good, bad, happy or sad, cutting through to appearance and emptiness.
Hildy Maze is an American artist with Turkish, Russian, and 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. Hildy Maze is best known for her oil on paper abstract contemplative drawing, painting collages, exploring the investigation of mind through art. Through her process and handling of materials she intimately describes the obscurations to the flawless nature of mind we all have. Hildy has exhibited her work throughout the U.S. including New York City, Long Island City, Brooklyn, California, as well as in Beijing, China. She has won numerous awards and is in several private collections in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Hildy presently lives in East Hampton, NY.
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