Jeffrey M Brackett
I’m an abstract artist who works mainly in ink. I also do some woodcut printmaking and mixed media, usually to create unique patterns.
I’ve insisted that art-making isn’t spiritual. Now, I’m not so sure.
I’ve never called myself Buddhist. Now, I’m not so sure.
On my blog, I write about the intersections of Buddhism, art, and life as a religious studies professor with Asperger’s Syndrome (diagnosed in late 2020). I address questions like, “How is art-making spiritual? And what does Asperger’s have to do any of this?”
None of the answers are simple.
I haven’t always been an artist. But it’s who I am at the core of my being.
I say more about how I started drawing and whether I consider my work to be “spiritual” in a short essay, “Mandalas, Meditation, and Mindful Mark-Making.”
“Your mandalas are simply extraordinary.” And your work “is of course absolutely incredible.”
~ Pamela Caughey (Professional Artist)
“This piece really speaks to me. I love your work. I want to fill my entire house with it!”
“You create beautiful patterns, and your coloring book pages are awesome. Oh, and these are the best mandalas I’ve seen.”
“Your art makes me feel warm, calm, energized. I hung it right above my desk, so I see it every time I look up.”