I am proud to introduce you to artist Gloria Tiede.
Gloria has granted us permission to publish some of her rather unique paintings. Many of these paintings [either on water-color paper or acrylic canvas] are graced with various inspirational words or cinquains. A cinquain is a class of poetic forms that use a five-line pattern, something like haiku.
We will be putting together a more in-depth article at a later date, but in a nutshell, the process involves digitizing her paintings inside the computer and then embedding the cinquains. Gloria’s passion is exploring consciousness using images and sharing that path with others. “I know that a little quiet time with an image or, a series of images, can go a long way in opening ones heart and in the process, the scales of conditioned perception fall away —revealing infinite love, joy and perfection.” says Gloria.
keeping me from knowing
and really experiencing who
Gloria states “I’ve come to see that to wake up, means to see through my conditioning to the point where I can live grounded in the felt sense of quiet joy and love that all of us are at the core of being. That joy and love is the deepest reality. I want to live from that awareness twenty-four seven.”
I have a feeling we will be featuring many of her works in our ever-expanding Artistic Endeavors category here on NonDuality America. May these images support you in seeing through conditioning to the love and joy that you are!
“To live from an awakened, enlightened state means to look with compassion at both what clouds my vision and at the perfection beneath the clouds.”
– Gloria Tiede
Gloria Tiede lives in Surrey, British Columbia. Currently she paints and writes out of a wealth of experience having taught multicultural studies in a Canadian college and worked in a retreat center in Japan. She’s member of a meditation group and a yoga practitioner.
Grounded in the Christian faith, several years ago she started down the contemplative path and finds it widening into infinite possibility.
Gloria is passionate about doing with images what others have done with words in pointing people in the direction of enlightened awareness.