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Objects of Meditation


Objects of Meditation



Dimensions: variable
Materials: toothpicks, a stick, thread, a jar, a balloon, compact mirror, 108 safety pins, wood


Objects made from secular materials imply repetitive actions. Circular forms reference the potential for a finite thing, a human mind, to contemplate and experience the infinite. 


The words "Already Perfect," drawn from Eastern theosophy, are only legible when toothpicks are lined up.
Understanding a seemingly contradictory idea through the labor of a meditative act.


Thread is wound from spool to stick and back, ad infinitum.


Minding the breath entering and exiting a container.


108 safety pins make up a mala - prayer beads.