Miya Ando

Miya Ando is an American artist whose painting and sculpture articulate themes of perception and examine one’s relationship to time. Ando is a descendant of Bizen sword makers and spent her childhood between a Buddhist temple in Japan as well as in rural Northern California. Her work pays homage to ancient techniques and ideas, fusing them with contemporary materials and forms. She often references historic literary texts and examines the idea that the fundamental nature of reality is that all constituent forms that make up the universe are temporary; a concept found in Buddhism as well as quantum physics.
Selected Works
Mandala (Slate) 60, 2018
dyed Bodhi (ficus religiosa) skeleton leaves, monofilament, archival ragboard, 60 x 60 inches
To Bough and To Bend review for the Los Angeles Times
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