I am exploring ways to depict meditation and self knowledge. I found a few metaphors that align with my interpretation of the process.
I am using building forms to depict the outside world and symbolize the noise of everyday life. The energy lines around the monk attempt to describe the changes and the aura that permeates from self realization and The winged eye is awareness and enlightenment. I also explored adding movement or wind as a metaphor of the positive feeling of change. I wanted the monk to have a sense of calmness, stillness and equanimity too.
What’s wonderful is that the process of drawing is transferring this sense of calm to me.