About the Cover Artist, Richard Stodart
Born in Trinidad, West Indies, in 1945, Richard Stodart
is a self-taught artist with a Fine Arts degree from Ryerson University,
Toronto, Canada, in 1971. In 1973, he won a Canada Council Grant
for a figurative series of paintings exploring the dynamic of self and reality,
in and through presence. His work has been internationally exhibited.
While painting, I work my way to an expressible image
of the whole through a push and pull with the embodying body
(the expressive activity of ideas/feelings and symbols/images)
and mind (the active expression of the full round moon shape of reality),
in and through emptiness. In this embodying process of radical relatedness,
I weigh body and mind as orientational foci of opening
and illumining, speaking and listening, encountering and making,
the expressed and the inexpressible, ineffability and unnameability,
for their dynamic equilibrium as unattainability.
Stodart has published three books on his work:
Free and Easy Wandering: Markings On The Way,
DreamMaking: The Intimacy of Picture/Reality,
and The Someone In Painting/A Picture, a retrospective
of his paintings, drawings, and reflections
on nonduality, from 1973 to 2014.
Richard will present a guest lecture in January for Section IV, Mysticism East and West,
see Page 11.