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Zedist Monk | Original

Painted in solar hues, the monk meditates on acceptance of “what is” and holds an energetic cross suspended between its hands. Painted in La Jolla, Birdrock in 1999 - Oil on Canvas - 32"x46".
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Zedist Monk | Original Original Zedism by Yuransky
Zedist Monk | Original
The Monk is arguably my most popular piece. I am still pleased with it after seventeen years.  The concept, composition, and craftsmanship still surprise me. I styled and shot the photos used to capture the pose by dressing my friend in a bed sheet. The hands are my own and the face is meant to be an androgynous blend between Mary and Jesus. A nod to the bilingual language of human sexuality and a better balancing of our feminine and masculine natures.  The pose is a welcoming gesture, but also a surrender. Giving in to the immense unknown and being still within its overwhelming terror. To watch the mind race between extremes trying to keep our creature alive as it ponders the cosmos and future. The use of vibrating repetitive geometry was also a nod to Eastern meditation’s ability to calm the mind. I have attempted to show that we are energetic beings consciously connected to the full spectrum of reality if we chose to simply acknowledge it. The monk is meditating on acceptance of the moment by moment  “what is” and holding an energetic cross suspended between its hands.
We are absolutely thrilled to release Zedist originals for sale into the general marketplace. The original materials and media are specified above. All originals have been cared for and stored by the artist in a controlled environment in order to keep them pristine, sometimes over many years. Due to normal aging, some minor paint cracking, blemishes, or materials degradation may have occurred. It is our professional opinion that any of these very minor defects do not detract from the original works’ craftsmanship, quality, or colors, and in fact simply elevate their personalities. Due to extensive packaging for shipment, comprehensive insurance, and the living nature of original works, all sales on originals are final and cannot be refunded or returned. Please contact us with any questions about purchasing a Zedist master work!
Originals are securely packaged for shipment in double-walled boxes or custom-built crates after being carefully wrapped in protective non-stick paper, foam, or bubble wrap. They are shipped by a professional artwork transport company and insured for the full value of the work. Due to the delicate organic nature of an original work and the care required to pack and transport them, all sales on originals are final. Please contact us with any questions about purchasing a Zedist master work!
Zedist Monk | Original Original Zedism by Yuransky