Searching for order during times of chaos provides solace for the human experience.
The unexplainable can be processed through personal routines and rituals that lead us to a higher order of thinking. Something divine can be achieved from the counting of 108 Mala beads while repeating prayers for peace. Prayer beads have been used for centuries by a range of religions, from Hinduism to Catholicism. In the series, “108” I have explored the enlightenment that can be achieved through the counting of 108 Mala beads. I have studied personal photographs and photographs taken by friends of auspicious places. Within each photograph, I identified 8 colors and then represented those colors in 108 circles. Each painting is meant to provide a visual harmony that can be found through repetition and order. Every painting is a prayer for peace and security through the expression of color inspired by our connections to nature and those places of serenity.