Tools for the Infinite Mind (Updated 10/20/19)

I’ve recently been reading a group of fascinating books, one lead to the next and so on. I decided to share the Top 10 with you here. Every one of these books has influenced me in one way or another, and migrated right into my current work. If you are interested in metaphysics, spirituality, ancient humans, deep time, ritualistic art, physics and alchemy…even American history, certainly there’s something here for you. I’m always looking for a good read as well, and I welcome your suggestions. Most of these books, I checked out from the Austin Public Library, but I included links to buy with more info along with each title. (Original post May 8, 2019)


Art, Love and a Healing Spirit

How We Dance, ink on Claybord, 60”x48”, available now at the Davis Gallery, Austin, TX

Now showing at the Davis Gallery

The Big Pink Blanket of Love:
Work by Jan Heaton and Friends

Now through Oct. 12th, 2019
Davis Gallery, 837 W.12th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Austin, TX:  After a grand opening this past Saturday, the Big Pink Blanket of Love: Work by Jan Heaton and Friends at the Davis Gallery is now well underway! This special group exhibition is being held in loving memory of Kristin Heaton Peabody, who passed away in January. The gallery graciously organized the event for her mother and my friend, artist Jan Heaton and for her family. Read more about this exhibit and preview some of the artwork here. Please make it a point to stop in and see this exquisite show by Oct 12th; all of the work was created in the spirit of love and healing, something we can all use a dose of today. 10% of the exhibit proceeds will benefit The Peabody Fund-UCSD, supporting the work of Dr. Ezra Cohen to develop a personalized cancer vaccine.

About the Big Pink Blanket of Love. More than 50 participating artists each contributed a 4"x4" original artwork that was sewn together into a quilt by Davis Gallery Director, Kevin Ivester and his wife Danielle. In addition to the blanket installation, the rest of the exhibit was curated to honor love, community and the legacy of Kristin Heaton Peabody. After the show, the blanket wall installation will be donated to Dell Children’s Medical Center, Art of Giving 2020. 

Jan Heaton examining the finished quilt.

How We Dance is the painting I contributed to the exhibit. In basic formal terms, it explores how red interacts with blue. As the forms interweave, this simple approach takes on a colorful dance motif and then you begin to notice an attraction and blending of opposites like strands of DNA, masculine/feminine, yin/yang. Sometimes it feels soft like woven fabric or flowing water and sometimes more sharp like shards of glass or fractured stone, a lot like the many facets of love. I hope you stop in to see it in person and the other exquisite works in the show. 10% of the exhibit proceeds will benefit The Peabody Fund-UCSD, supporting the work of Dr. Ezra Cohen to develop a personalized cancer vaccine.

Andrea Pramuk with  How We Dance  now available at  Davis Gallery , Austin, TX

Andrea Pramuk with How We Dance now available at Davis Gallery, Austin, TX

Big Pink Blanket of Love
Now through Oct. 12th, 2019
Davis Gallery, 837 W.12th Street, Austin, TX 78701

It means the world to me to be included in this show. I would love to help see the end of cancer in my lifetime. 

— Andrea Pramuk