Linda Lyons

Open Space/Open Mind

Linda Infante Lyons

December, 2014

Buddha teaches that the essence of an enlightened mind is open space. We often feel small and insignificant in the presence of wide open spaces. Open space is where we go to “lose” ourselves, removing self as the central pivotal point in our own created space. We are drawn to the ocean and wide open landscapes to quiet our minds, achieve a sense of clarity and gain perspective.

Open Space/Open Mind is a series of landscape paintings  inspired by recent travels to the vast Arctic spaces of Wales on the Bering Sea, Gambell on St. Lawrence Island, and Kobuk of endless rivers, lakes and tundra. This work explores the dynamic relationship of physical and psychological landscapes and the awareness open space provides, both intellectually and spiritually.