Nancy Toomey Fine Art artist Miya Ando is included in the Artsy editorial “From Kusama to Turrell, 9 Artists Who Made Perfect Spaces for Meditation” by Mitch Sawyer

Miya Ando, 8 Fold Path, 2009


Ando describes her works as “studies in nothingness.” Raised partly in a secluded Buddhist temple in Okayama, Japan, she says her spiritual practice informs her exploration of simplicity and reduction. In 2009, Ando donated her work 8 Fold Path to the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society in Los Angeles. The work comprises a grid of four steel plates shaded by a thin application of patina. 8 Fold Path serves as a reminder of the dharma wheel—a visual representation of Buddhism’s noble eightfold path—for the L.A. space’s practitioners, who meditate facing the pedestal above which the work hangs… Read more.

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