Ruy Carpenter's Art and Photography
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Ruy Carpenter's Art and Photography

Ruy Carpenter has been studying photography and digital art in depth since 2006. He has spent much of the last 10 years based in the Fiji islands, and has also traveled around the world, camera in tow.

Ruy worked as a technical assistant to the artist and Spiritual Master, Adi Da Samraj from 2000 to 2008, when Adi Da passed. Much of Ruy's art is a response to that process.

In his own words:

"What always amazes me about creating art is the possibility to lose yourself in the process. When I feel and participate in the moment to the fullest, the technical process of making a picture falls away, and even the lines between the objective world I am photographing or responding to and my own subjective process begin to blur. Regardless of how much I may have prepared, the best art pieces are always spontaneous happenings, when the present moment and the intended vision meet in a mysterious conjunction that reminds me of the bigger picture of Reality in which both I and my subject inhere. This was always the process that Adi Da enabled and inspired in his art studio, and it is the process I look to continue in my art."