A finger to the cosmic pulse

A daily practice of mindfulness will support the artist to find the gentle courage and calm perseverance necessary to safely navigate unchartered realms.

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a way of perceiving the world

When I create an artwork, it's an improvisation, it's impulsive.

In honor of Slow Art Day, take at least 10 minutes to immerse yourself in this epic intricate artwork created by intuitive artist Lanon Carl Prigge for Artful Contemplation. And then (casually and comfortably, with no goal other than to share) discuss your experience with someone.

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Mindfulness practice through training trees

Like daily mindfulness practice, training a bonsai tree is high-risk artistry.

To capture the intrinsic beauty of the weathered trees as they appear on the rocky crags of Japan, bonsai artists spend hours of effort on sustained nurturing of a single tree. The effort is not one of control or manipulation. It is an art of supporting a growth pattern that is already evident. It is implicit faith in, and patience with, the emergence of a unique spirit. It is a high-risk artistry requiring daily attention.

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Immerse yourself

The artwork speaks in a language other than that of words, signs and icons, so the best is to immerse yourself in its metascape for deepened contemplation and personal realization.

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