zen

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buddha &

“One must be deeply aware of the impermanence of the world.” --Dogen--
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zen gardens

A series of images from the Oceano Dunes in Pismo Beach, California, one that reflects the connections between the sand patterns formed by wind and time in the dunes and the patterns raked by human creativity in a zen garden.
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mushin no shin

"A mind unconscious of itself is a mind that is not at all disturbed by affects of any kind. It is the original mind and not the delusive one that is chock-full of affects. It is always flowing, never halts, nor does it turn into a solid." -- Takuan Soho (1573-1645) --
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silence & light

A study of the silence and light of the shoreline of Drake's Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore.
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rock garden study

A Zen Gardener, through his use of rocks and sand, seeks to establish an environment in which he and others can obtain a meditative mindfulness, such gardens symbolically and minimally reflecting the essence of the presence of nature’s elements.
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negative space

The relationship between dark and light, light and dark ... between what is hidden and what emerges ...
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a reflection

In this series of images, I am exploring the reflective qualities of dark contrasts, water, and light.
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minimalism study

In this ongoing series I am exploring very minimalist interpretations of the relationship between water, light and the shoreline.