This project is inspired by the Buddhist meditation practice known as Tonglen, or Taking and Sending. 
Most of us seek to take in only light and push away darkness. Tonglen turns this tendency on its head, guiding us to breathe in suffering and send out light as a method of developing enlightened compassion.
I am revisiting this body of work, exploring the addition of hand-applied gold leaf. I look forward to sharing the results in the future.

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