“96 Mantras” is a show of spontaneous drawings collaged to canvas on exhibit at the Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine in Portland. Most were drawn at odd moments without planning, using whatever materials were conveniently at hand — copier paper, yellow tablet paper, graph paper — so the work is not archival. For that reason, it is not offered for sale but rather for the ephemeral enjoyment of a creative experiment.
Mantras are syllables (inaudible or vocalized) that are repeated during meditation. The term is derived from the root man (to think) and tra (to protect or free from bondage). Thus the mantra is an instrument of thought. “96 Mantras” are thoughts visualized in a spontaneous or meditative fashion.
View “96 Mantras” at the Glickman Library’s 7th floor gallery and reading room. They are part of the “Friends of RMFA Exhibit” sponsored by the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts. Show dates are 1 November – 30 December 2019.
A previous showing of “96 Mantras” was at the Gafney Library, 14 High Street in Sanbornville, New Hampshire.