“The Pattern that Connects”
Exhibition at Zen Life & Meditation Center, Chicago at 38 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60302

March 24-April 20, 2019

Artist Statement

A sacred thread weaves a tapestry of blood and bones, skin and hair, wings and feathers, leaves and branches, mountains and rivers. Layer upon layer. Thread upon thread. Strings and holes are always whole and laced together in a web of ever-changing circumstance.

Works in this exhibition are selected from six bodies of work including: The Pattern that Connects, Evolution, Metamorphosis,, Pamsula, 10 Ox-herding Pictures and Seasons of Zen. The larger collection of my other works may be seen on my website at www.althouse-art.com.

I am a painter and my medium is the computer, where I draw using a stylus on a wacom tablet and then print to various surfaces such as paper, canvas, or as in the case for this exhibition, metal. 

~Roshi Robert Joshin Althouse

All proceeds from sales go towards our New Home Fund, to purchase the property for our Zen Center at 46 Lake Street in Oak Park, IL. Should you wish to purchase one of these, I can have it printed on metal and delivered directly to your mailing address. Althouse Roshi will talk about his paintings in a Teisho entitled “Seeing Wholeness Where there is Division and the Bodhisattva Path” on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the Zen Life & Meditation Center, Chicago at 10 am.