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ABOUT

Ryan J. Bush, Ph.D. is a fine-art photographer, author of The Music of Trees and co-author of A Singing Wire, and Reiki master/teacher based in Los Gatos, California. He has been photographing seriously since 1996, using techniques such as abstraction, multiple exposure, 3-D photography, and video art to explore themes of consciousness, oneness, our connection with nature, and the sacred hidden in the mundane.

RYAN BUSH PHOTOGRAPHY

Flow: Video Diptych Meditations  (2015 - ongoing)

I started exploring the visual possibilities of reflections on water while creating the diptych photographs  for The Space Beyond Words, as well as in previous 3-D photographs called Stream of Consciousness, but eventually I decided that flowing water needed to be explored in a more dynamic medium. The result is this series of diptych videos, which are meditations on the state of flow, where we are 100% fully engaged in whatever we are concentrating on, without the wandering, distraction, and mental commentary that tend to characterize the ordinary way of being that some would call the ‘monkey mind’ or ‘grasping mind’. 

 

About the series

 

I started exploring the visual possibilities of reflections on water while creating the diptych photographs  for The Space Beyond Words, as well as in previous 3-D photographs called Stream of Consciousness, but eventually I decided that flowing water needed to be explored in a more dynamic medium. The result is this series of diptych videos, which are meditations on the state of flow, where we are 100% fully engaged in whatever we are concentrating on, without the wandering, distraction, and mental commentary that tend to characterize the ordinary way of being that some would call the ‘monkey mind’ or ‘grasping mind’. 

 

No matter how we might enter the state of flow, such as meditation, active imagination, contemplative prayer, bodily practices like yoga or exercise, spending time in nature, creating art, or if we just spontaneously enter the state of flow, this state can be deeply healing and rewarding. For more information on the state of flow, see Flow by Mihaly Cziczstentmihalyi. 

 

The gifs on this page are brief previews, while the full-length diptych videos are five to ten minutes each, available in limited editions either by themselves, or with prints of the corresponding images.

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