Ceramic Meditation Monk by Marylyn Holland ~ Handmade in Hawai’i
About The Artwork ~ Marylyn’s Monks
Playing and working in my father’s studio, I have literally grown up with clay. My work reflects both my love for the simple beauty of Asian design and my fascination with form. I love the idea of simple decoration on a graceful organic form. Finding tension between these ideas continues to intrigue and challenge me.
I find the process of working with clay meditative: in part intentional, in part open to something greater flowing through. Once we can nurture harmony and peace within ourselves, we can contribute toward this awareness in others. A piece of artwork can touch the core of people’s hearts, and I like to create clay sculpture with this kind of consciousness so I can contribute to peace in my small yet unique personal way.
“Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu” ~ May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.