Adrian Symonds

 

Biography

From 2014:

In the late ‘90’s I sculpted wooden body prayers in an attempt to experience the attributes of the Divine. The body prayers were based on the invocational postures as described in the work of E. J. Gold.

In 2000, I moved to the northwest coast of Canada and discovered a veritable treasure trove of driftwood. I abandoned my chisels, bought a chainsaw, and started pulling logs off the beach. My interest in Tibetan meditation found me carving Buddhist Seed Syllables from the mantra Oh-Ah-Hung and Om Mani Padme Hum. The three sculptures below are, from foreground to background, OM-Ah and Hung.

Since 1993, I have focused upon the art of body movement. I love doing push hands, the martial aspect of tai chi. It’s a great mechanism to explore balance, power, sensitivity and to experience the diverse variety of subtle intents that working with a partner can offer. It’s sort of like a mixture of personality psychotherapy reflected in movement and ballroom dancing… with the intention of knocking your partner flat on their back… with a smile of course. 

Contributing Artist in These Exhibits

from the roof of the world
Sat December 12, 2009 to Sat January 30, 2010

dead reckoning
Mon July 7, 2008 to Tue October 7, 2008

Beings of Intent... angelic forms among us
Sat December 1, 2007 to Sat January 12, 2008

Form Space Perspective
Mon October 1, 2007 to Sat November 17, 2007

Gestures of Mercy
Sat November 18, 2006 to Thu December 21, 2006

Doors Opening... at the theshold of what is
Tue July 4, 2006 to Tue October 31, 2006

Looking for you...
Sat October 26, 2013 to Sat December 7, 2013

t u r n i n g
Sat January 4, 2014 to Sat April 26, 2014

shades of black and white
Sat September 17, 2016 to Sat December 10, 2016

Constructing an Identity
Sat January 28, 2017 to Wed May 3, 2017