THE POWER OF THE PRESENT: PLACID LAKE

 MIMOSA SATURDAY (2017)

MIMOSA SATURDAY (2017)

 THE FIRST NOTE OF APRIL (2017)

THE FIRST NOTE OF APRIL (2017)

 HOLIDAY FLOW (2017)

HOLIDAY FLOW (2017)

 SPRING COLD SNAP (2017)

SPRING COLD SNAP (2017)

 MOONRISE (2016)

MOONRISE (2016)

 ROMANTIC MONDAY (2017)

ROMANTIC MONDAY (2017)

 CLEARWATER BEACH (2018)

CLEARWATER BEACH (2018)

 IN THE AFTERNOON (2016)

IN THE AFTERNOON (2016)

 LIGHT UP WISHES (2018)

LIGHT UP WISHES (2018)

 BLUEBERRY YOGURT (2016)

BLUEBERRY YOGURT (2016)

 RAINY NEW YORK (2016)

RAINY NEW YORK (2016)

THE POWER OF THE PRESENT: PLACID LAKE

“Art is a placid lake in the busy city life,” says New York-based artist, Bo Mi Jo. “In this enthusiastic city getting more done in less time is the order of the day. It sweeps us along by the crowd of doings, thoughts, and feelings, and takes away the mindful connection with the present moment.”

Bo translates the fleeting moments of a fast-paced life into still spheres on a tranquil surface that create a peaceful and calm clarity, bringing a modern sensibility and elegance to the canvas. She says, “When we focus on the present moment and gather ourselves floating into one, the flow of a swift current disappears. There only remain objects in still -- objects of things, objects of beings, objects of thoughts, or objects of feelings. Once things, beings, thoughts, and feelings separated from us become objects, we can let ourselves mindfully observe the relationship between these objects and peacefully coexist in the same space with them.”