The concept of bondage in Hinduism and Buddhism refers to the nature of human suffering due to our egoistic attachments to the physical world, our opinions, our passions and our desires that keep us from liberation and truly being free.
I’m a lay practitioner but do everything I can to treat my life as a monastic practice. In this respect, doing dishes is as important and essential to my life as making art. They are one in the same.
One theme I had been working with (and still am) is the idea of a unified connected nature of all living things. The concept of oneness. I decided to create paintings of a single line that touches itself continuously throughout the painting and is unbroken. One line that meanders about the canvas naturally and spontaneously. A line that follows an effortless course until I internally receive instructions to stop the piece and start another one.
Each banquito is handmade, likely from whatever scrapwood they had laying around. But each one is uniquely different depending on the owner. "I held my new acquisition in my hands with respect like I was holding an ancient priceless vase. I knew this object was really special." 
Their eco-industrial techniques have led The New Denim Project to reduce our carbon emissions, water and energy usage, and vastly minimize the consumption of new virgin raw material. 

When possible, Kurtis Brand’s frames are made using sustainable hardwood found in a agroforest near Izabal, Guatemala on Rio Dulce.  Izabal Agro-Forest, S.A. (IAF) is a farm and timberland management company headquartered in Guatemala. It...

Living just a few miles from an active volcano was a powerful experience. Every evening we sat on our roof top deck watching radiant orange lava flow in a steady stream down the side of Volcan Fuego.
Most artists are hyper sensitive and mental health is a daily effort. But here's the thing – Mindfulness while working is equal to mindfulness while living a mundane life. It's all the same level of effort.