The minimal dreamy landscapes in the Meditations series serve as an opportunity for quiet contemplation of reality and openness of the thought process. Inspired by my daily mindfulness meditation practice I wanted to depict those mental states in a visual form. However meditation is not easy and often our minds create a maze that is difficult to unravel. The noise in my head often reminds me of the beating of wings. Thus the subject’s face is obscured with birds in flight echoing a sense of displacement, disorientation, and isolation. She is surrounded with negative space as if suspended in nothingness—where everything exists yet is not realized, not seen.