March 2019: Jikai Golan
Lynda JIKAI Golan’s work combines traditional drawing materials such as graphite, pencil, paint and Sumi-e ink, along with organic materials like teas, curry and various coffee mixtures. The series “We Didn’t Plan-it” addresses issues of water and land mass, the current order and chaos of natural resources on our planet. Lynda’s work on paper which evokes Tibetan, Chinese and Japanese dry brush calligraphy, Jikai’s work evolved during the 4 years that she lived in a Zen monastery in Los Angeles.The name Jikai was given to her by the Abbott of ZCLA.The name means compassion-ocean and relates to themes in her work. Themes of climate change, nature, and meditating have been the focus of her work.