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.
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) 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.
maby is now dedicating herself to painting, the study of the dharma and the management of elovution, the non-profit organization she founded.
she works in her studio based on the emerald coast, northern brittany, france.
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