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ART AS
DHARMA RAIN

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BIOGRAPHY
Meiun Caroline Maby | Dharma Artist

MEIUN* CAROLINE MABY (b. 1973, France) is a Dharma artist.

A meditating painter, her commitment to the path of Zen and her practice of Dzogchen are the fundamental underlying elements of her work.

 

A free spirit, she likes to bring teams together and carry out her projects beyond borders, both to respond to large-scale artistic commissions and to carry out her social action missions.

Her discipline and hard work are a key to her creative independence.

 

MEIUN CAROLINE MABY loves challenges and working on a commissioned work represents a dive into a creative absolute that she adores: surprising, celebrating, inspiring, thrilling... become the leitmotifs of every moment, from the first beat of awakening until last brush stroke at the end at dusk.

 

From her humanitarian experience, she maintains a major concern for the rights of the child. A commitment to the protection of nature and biodiversity is another common thread in his work.

The studio activity supports her action in the field. The latter also becomes a source of inspiration. Thus, the interaction between the two spheres, creative and humanist, is permanent.

 

MEIUN CAROLINE MABY today devotes herself entirely to painting, Buddhist study and the direction of the association ELOVUTION which she founded in order to promote the virtues of art among disadvantaged audiences, notably children of Himalayan world.

 

She works in her studio in Saint-Malo, on the Emerald Coast, northern Brittany.

 

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Rentai Meiun received Zen precepts (Jukai or lay ordination) in the Sōtō lineage; her public Buddhist name — Meiun or 雲明 — means “Luminous Cloud”.

STATEMENT

NATURE IS MY MUSE.

 

The telluric force of the elements, in particular the sea near which I live, the sky and the northern light mobilize my inspiration.

The animal world, the whispering stars and the song of the sacred speak directly to my intuition and delight my taste for mystery.

 

“QUAE SURSUM VOLO VIDERE”*

On the raw canvas and paper – bare open spaces – the work unfolds in a mediumistic way. Creation shows itself, from an invisible, non-egotic space.

And when creative gestures alternate with sitting or contemplation, drawing, painting, shodō, collage, writing, photography... follow one another in a dance where grace and poetry invite themselves.

 

The act of painting is meditation in action, simply moved by BODHICITTA, the aspiration of Love and Compassion.

May I paint for the good of all beings... As unrealistic as this wish may be - I renew it every day on the zafu in the workshop.

 

 

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* “I want to see what is beyond.”

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