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Globetrotting for the last couple of months, Ricky Lee Gordon recently wrapped up his world trip with a visit to Vaasa in Finland. Invited by the ongoing Upeart festival, South African-born artist created one of his signature poetic black and white murals, strongly inspired by the Tibetan practice of heart stillness meditation.
With Buddhist meditation becoming an integral part of his life & art practice, as well as a way to insight into the functioning of the mind & consciousness, Ricky Lee Gordon wanted to create work that will express his experiences in the hope that other may discover the benefits of meditation. Using it to introduce peace & ease into otherwise heavy and suffering reality, the artist chose a serene Finish landscape to represent his sentiment. Accompanied with the text reading REST IN STILLNESS LIKE SKY MOUNTAIN LAKE, this calming image is meant to serve as a daily reminder and help for everyone to take a moment away from the daily stress, anxiety and negative mind states.
If you’re visiting Vaasa you can see find this beauty @ Hartmaninkuja 2, and otherwise check out the overview and detail photos after the jump here.

Sasha Bogojev

About Sasha Bogojev

Growing up skateboarding I always enjoyed board graphics, Toy Machine adds and art section in Thrasher magazine. Around that time I started flirting with graffiti which eventually lead to appreciating street and urban art. Few years later I ended up with an Internet based job. Too much online time on my hands resulted in getting involved in art related forums, and finally writing for various art websites.