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Renouncing Violence, Original oil painting, Rhino

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Title: Renouncing Violence
Series: The Illustrated Rhinoceros Sutra

Original oil painting by Sarah Soward.
Oil on canvas.
14x24 inches.

This inspiring exhibition focuses on the "Lost Girls/Lost Generation" of individuals who were late diagnosed as neurodivergent and/or disabled from lack of relevant research (and the like). Yes, a rhinoceros painting is part of the exhibition!

Exhibition: Through the Cracks
Opening Reception: January 6, 2024
Closing Reception/Artist Talk: January 27, 2024

Location: Crear Studio
222 W 5th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701 **

Renouncing Violence was inspired by the 1st stanza of the Rhinoceros Sutra, as translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Artist Ashli Kingfisher and I began working on ideas for an illustrated version of the sutra. This is one of two preliminary oil paintings for that project. The project is now being created through digital means due to restrictions of the COVID pandemic. Shed Concern and Renouncing Violence are the only two oil paintings I completed for this before we were locked down and I was no longer able to safely paint with oils.


Oil on canvas


14x24x.75 inches

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