About Zangmo Alexander's Art
I am particularly interested in understanding and expressing at a deep level the nature of who we are, and finding ways to help others learn self awareness and healing through art and secular mindfulness.
My own mixed media art practice is informed by meditation, mindfulness and eastern psychology. It investigates ways of 'picturing' mind, freely combining drawing, painting, photography, monoprint, video, image and text, collage, asemic writing and artist’s book making as a support for meditation and mindfulness.
This process includes uncovering and contemplating layers of experience such as sensory and energetic perception, conditioned conceptual thinking such as story lines, memory, feeling, emotion; self and identity, the spiritual; and subtle qualities of spaciousness, consciousness, timeless awareness, clarity, luminosity, emptiness, love and compassion. I experience these layers of experience as having equivalents such as tactile, spatial and energetic qualities which I make visible through my creative practice.
My interest is as much in the process of inquiry through making, meditating, contemplating, reflecting and documenting as in the product at the end. Recently receiving funding to develop a project Awakening Through Creativity over a period of a year, I have the opportunity to work more intensively on my own art-meditation practice including reflecting on and documenting processes and outcomes.
This ongoing, in depth documentation is also forming the basis for writing a book on the subject alongside developing a mindful art course and art and secular mindfulness resources for educators and therapists.