Driving America's Art Scene - Hunterdon County, NJ USA

Laura Trisiano

Laura Trisiano

Mixed Media

 

My art celebrates both worlds – our ever-changing Earthly life and our unchanging inner world of Spirit. It is a reminder that we always have that place within us to retreat to no matter where we are, or what life brings our way. I am most inspired by Nature, architecture, and the Yogic Arts, especially kirtan and mantra chanting, an ancient practice of bhakti yoga.

The Altar and Temple Series evolved out of my love for healing places and spaces – old temples, roadside shrines, spirit houses, chapels, ashrams, and monasteries. Their grace, beauty and time-worn surfaces evoke a sense of contentment and remembrance, as if I’d been there once before, a long, long time ago.

Notes on the featured images:

Perfect Landing: Bringing Gifts is a mixed media assemblage sculpture from a body of work entitled The Altar And Temple Series. It pays homage to all the masters throughout the ages who have come to Earth to enlighten people with their gifts of grace and wisdom.

Inner Sanctum is a mixed media assemblage sculpture from a body of work entitled The Altar And Temple Series. Inspired by the Yogic Arts, it reminds us that we always have that place within us to retreat to no matter where we are or what life brings our way.

Ocean Blessings is a mixed media assemblage sculpture from a body of work entitled The Altar And Temple Series. Inspired by the Yogic Arts, it depicts Buddha blessing the Oceans.

Moon Temple is a mixed media assemblage sculpture from a body of work entitled The Altar And Temple Series. Inspired by the Yogic Arts, it represents the peace meditation brings to the mind despite the influence of the waning and waxing Moon. The clay bead on top symbolizes the full bright Moon.

House Of Joy is a mixed media assemblage sculpture from a body of work entitled The Altar And Temple Series. Inspired by the Yogic Arts, it symbolizes the lasting joy that naturally arises from Sadhana, or Spiritual Practices.