True Nature

A Still Life & Death Drawing Meditation

IN COLLABORATION WITH STILKEN OG STROM & CURATED BY HEATHER JONES

Opens May 10, 2019

at Prosjektrom Normanns in Stavanger, Norway

Floral installation and image by Stilken Og Strom

Floral installation and image by Stilken Og Strom

So you should view this fleeting world --

As a star at dawn, a bubble in a stream,

A flash of lightning in a summer cloud,

A flickering lamp, a phantom, a dream.

The Diamond Sutra

TRUE NATURE is a month-long installation with a series of community events exploring the true nature of all phenomena: that which is always changing, impermanent and ‘empty’ of a separate self.

Featuring an elaborate arrangement of flowers created by local floral designer Stilken Og Strom, guests will be encouraged to visit the installation on multiple occasions to deeply observe and draw the plants as they actively change and decay. Artist Elaine Su-Hui will host a series of 4 guided drawing sessions during the opening week of the project. These drawing meditations will be less about artistry and more about the contemplative process of observing our experience of change, moment by moment.

Flanking the space will be two large watercolors painted with natural earth and plant pigments. Titled Vitakka and Vicara, these mandala-like compasses will direct our awareness to the Earth herself, and the receptive quality required when bearing witness to change. 25% of the sales from these artworks will go towards Buddhist Global Relief.

All are welcome and no previous art or meditation experience is necessary. This project is offered by dana (‘free will giving’). All gifts received will fund upcoming Inner Fields projects.

Space for each gathering is limited. There may be a waiting list. 

Please submit your registration and then check your email for confirmation of your place.

One registration form per guest.

Name *
Name
Dates you intend to participate *
Please plan to attend more than one session, in order to participate in this project the way it was intended.