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Eric Archer is a lover of nature and art in all forms, and practices this love through music, meditation, yoga, cooking, teaching, and poetry.  Eric’s work as a musician, a chef-nutritionist, and a mindfulness instructor allow him to share his passions while also continuing his own studies by way of serving others and building community.  Through a fusion of the mind-, body-, and spiritual-arts, Eric attempts to blend his artistic sides with his scientific lens to present a truly holistic approach to health and vitality.

“The Stillness of Movement”

The innate movement within each work of art allows the viewer’s eyes and body to naturally respond and move with the art, as well as receive the art entirely at once.  In this way the art may be seen as akin to mandalas and other meditative art, which inherently calm and move the viewer, while reflecting the way in which the natural world is always subtly or grossly in motion; on the atomic or celestial levels.  

The artist’s practice of yoga, sitting meditation, and dance offer insights and inspiration into this balance of movement and stillness, as energy changes state, and rests within form.  These practices inform the creation and subtle expression of the geometry of this interchange.  

Furthermore, each wooden panel is itself trapped sunlight — trees drinking the sun’s energy to hold it on earth, in matter, in stillness, for a short time.  Here the esoteric and the scientific merge, as each panel offers its own expression of the ‘still point’.  This ‘still point’ is often a way of describing the essence of the unchanging within our world of changes.  It may also serve to reveal the relationship between stillness and movement often in imbalance in our modern world of accelerating cycles.  May these works of art offer reflections upon your own participation in this process of serenity and wonder, and insights into the beauty of each cycle.