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"Sumeru" is a body of work that metaphorically illustrates the mental journey that is undertaken in Zen Buddhist training and practice. In Zen literature, the word ‘land’ is commonly used as a symbol for the ‘mind’, and through a series of photographic montage images I have envisioned an exploration into the depths of this metaphorical ‘mind-world’. The narrative follows a spiritual quest as the storyline symbolically wanders through various states of consciousness and perceptions. My conceptual inspiration for this project is in the existential drama of searching for personal truth, and the main themes I am portraying are awakening and rebirth.

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Nicholas Pedersen
nickpedersen Philadelphia, PA USA

Publish Date  January 17, 2011

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  74 pgs   Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Fine Art

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smudgepc says

This is a beautiful book that encaptures the feelings of the Author completely I was mesmerized by this art work and had to have the book immediately. Whilst a very dark interpretation of the Journey of a vrey religious man it makes you want to journey with him. The tiger is wonderful and represents the strength of both the man and the story. I shall treasure this forever. Its a wonderful book Nick.
Thank you Ms G Eve

posted at 11:32pm Sep 19 PST

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