Sutras for the Untethered 
By Ken Horii

 

This drawing is one of a series of works titled, Sutras for the Untethered. The series, and this individual work, references the Sanskrit term Sutra: Vedic/Buddhist scripture that is a thread that binds or sews and makes law. The drawings present knots in various forms, and states of transition, as Sutures, (as in surgical knotting from the Latin suere: to sew) that bind and make connections. This series is both a continuation of my ongoing exploration of diagrammatic presentation, and recent considerations of knot theory as metaphor for Buddhist concepts.

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Sutras for the Untethered #1, 2021

Ink and pencil on paper

21"x28" (30"x40" matted)

Sutras for the Untethered #2, 2021

Ink and pencil on paper

21"x28" (30"x40" matted)

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Sutras for the Untethered  #3.JPG

Sutras for the Untethered #3, 2021

Ink and pencil on paper

21"x28" (30"x40" matted)

Sutras for the Untethered: Traveler, 2021 
Ink and pencil on paper 
10”x16” (16”x20” matted)

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Sutras for the Untethered: Emergence, 2021

Ink and pencil on paper

15"x15" (20"x20" matted)