June 16 – July 19, 2015
The Artist’s Journey
The Griffis Art Center celebrates 25 years of hosting international artists in New London.
“The Artist’s Journey” invites you to share in the intimate world of the international artists who worked, taught, lived and socialized in our community for up to 9 months during their residency. Each exhibition is focused around a concept expressed in one particular painting, yet each exhibition includes a collection of paintings and sculpture as diverse and fascinating as the world we live in.
Concerning the Diamond Sutra is the first in the series and is inspired by a painting by Adão Odacyr PINHEIRO from the Federative Republic of Brazil.
In the Buddhist text “The Diamond Sutra,” one is encouraged to unlearn preconceived, limited notions of the nature of reality and enlightenment, while emphasizing that all forms, thoughts and conceptions are ultimately illusory.
“So I say to you – This is how to contemplate our conditioned existence in this fleeting world:
“Like a tiny drop of dew, or a bubble floating in a stream:
Like a flash of lightening in a summer cloud,
Or a flickering lamp, an illusion, a phantom, or a dream.”