unraveling paradox

New at the artisans’ gallery – sculptor Tess Cummins


Tess Cummins: Fate Map
Fate Map by Tess Cummins, 1998
7.75 x 9.75 x 4.75 inches
Copper sheet and wire, mahogany


It took a while for my ‘otherness’ within the art world to sink in but eventually it did so, when discussion of formal things was apparently not meant to include that beingness, nor nonlocality, non-duality or encounters with shamanic or mystical awareness.  These were not to be included in the aesthetic conversation.

Eventually I settled with a confidence that the works communicate ALL kinesthetically and that if a viewer allowed the slow unfolding of their content then, perhaps, eventually it would move into their hearts, their minds, and emerge as articulated sound…

– Tess Cummins

tess cummins at the artisans’ gallery

I am here for all of it!

This post is a tiny extract from an article by artist Jerry Wennstrom published at the excellent Non-Duality America blog


Nurse Log: A Radical Departure

Jerry Wennstrom: Nurse Log


… I had hesitated for a moment then immediately chose to take action and not to give it any more thought.  In retrospect, I believe it was a way for me to jump back into the Now, and in doing so, relinquish all controls and contrived possible outcomes.

I was abandoning the idea of “hope,” false or otherwise, and handing life and death back to the gods for them to do with it what they will.

It was a way of saying, “Yes — there is life and there is death and I am here for all of it!”

– Jerry Wennstrom

Read the whole article at Non-Duality America blog

In the Hands of Alchemy

jerry wennstrom at the artisans’ gallery