the truly profound relationship meiun caroline maby cultivates with nature inherently imprints her artwork. the nordic sky and light, the telluric forces of the elements — & especially the ocean — drive her inspiration.
animals, the whispering of stars and the feeling of sacredness speak directly to her deep intuition and delight her taste for mystery.
indépendant visual artist
affiliated to la maison des artistes — order n° : m 746 617
siret : 488 047 523 00011 - naf : 90.03a
vat number: fr40488047523
cic banque privée rennes
meiun practices ensō under the eye of her teacher at sokukoji monastery, michigan, usa
raw canvas and paper are the bare, open space to which she invites the breath of poetry.
maby is a meditative painter embracing the way of zen; she has received the precepts (jukaï or lay ordination); her public dharma name — meiun or 明雲 — means "luminous cloud".
japanese awareness practices (shikantaza, shodō, waka, ikebana... ), photography, the study of the dharma and of phenomenology are the fundamental components underlying her work.
a recognized art therapist, maby is also passionate about the interaction between the elevating power of art and the moving depths of the psyche.
from her humanitarian experience, maby has retained a deep-rooted commitment to children's rights. advocating for nature and biodiversity as well as for animal rights now appears as a strong watermark of her artwork.
since 2015, maby has dedicated herself solely to painting on the buddha's way. she now works in her studio based on the emerald coast, northern brittany, france.
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