Sumeru is a body of work that metaphorically illustrates the mental journey that is undertaken in Zen Buddhist training and practice. In Zen literature, the word ‘land’ is commonly used as a symbol for the ‘mind’, and through a series of photographic montage images I have envisioned an exploration into the depths of this metaphorical ‘mind-world’. The narrative follows a spiritual quest as the storyline symbolically wanders through various states of consciousness and perceptions.

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The Ancient Road

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Trailing Mud and Dripping Water

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The Forest of Thorns

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Entangling Vines

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Clinging to Bushes and Weeds

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The Tiger’s Lair

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Capturing the Tiger

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Passing Through the Brambles

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Roaming the Mountains

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Flowers in the Sky

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Mountains and Waters

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The Cave of Emptiness

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Groping Blindly in the Dark

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Entering the Stream

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The Quiet and Secret Land

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Following the Wind

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The Land of Silent Light

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Floating Mists

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Silver Mountains and Iron Cliffs

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The Mountain of Darkness

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Dead Tree Cliff

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A Thousand Fathom Wall

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The Mystic Peak

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Thundering Silence

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A Death-Dealing Blade

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A Life-Giving Sword

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Overturning Mountains

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Leaving No Traces

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SUMERU – Artist Statement

Sumeru – Limited Edition Artist Book

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