Dorothy Iannone

© Dorothy Iannone. Photo: M HKA
Tara, 2001
Private collection
Sculpture , 140 x 100

“I have sometimes used figures inspired by Tibetan Buddhism in my work—Milarepa or Tara—or I often integrate images with texts, written in my own particular language, that are inspired by the teachings. In these texts especially, ways have arisen of bringing my subject and the dharma* together. My work has always reflected my spiritual journey and at the same time, it seems, illuminated that path.”

*In common parlance, dharma means 'right way of living' and 'path of rightness'.
Dorothy Iannone from Noa Jones, Interview with Dorothy Iannone, Tricycle, Spring 2013