Vishwananda (Graham), 2013 by Lucia Rossi

image of Vishwananda (Graham) 2013 by Lucia Rossi

Artist's statement

The most vibrant person you would ever meet, engaged with life and the spiritual world, Vishwananda touched many people with insight into their lives and minds. For me, he was a spiritual mentor, who encouraged me to follow art and photography as devotion and giving something meaningful. The day he died, we gathered around his body in his back yard. I felt compelled to make an image of his beautiful peaceful smiling face, and the spiritual and physical realm. With blessings from his family and friends, in honor of Vishwananda, and the Mahāmudrā philosophy, as an enlightened way of being.