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.
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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) in the sōtō lineage; her public dharma name — meiun or 雲明 — 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 certified art therapist, maby is passionate about the interaction between the elevating power of art and the moving depths of the psyche.
from her humanitarian experience, maby retains a deep-rooted commitment to children's rights. advocating for nature and biodiversity as well as for animal rights is another strong watermark of her artwork.