1997, 16 x 16 in. oil on wood.
The artist’s hand holds a powerful instrument, here symbolized by a “vajra brush,” a means
to awaken people to their own essence through the light of higher vision. The entire history of art
is an expression of universal creativity that invisibly surrounds and supports every creative act. The
vajra is a spiritual device, a thunderbolt scepter owned by the Hindu god Indra and adopted by the
Buddhist sages as a symbol of the diamond-like clarity and brilliance of the mind’s true nature.