Lawrence Fodor

About the Artist

Fodor talks about the Kōan Box Series:

The Kōan Boxes are meditations on color: considerations of color amalgamation, contrast, relationship and paradox. They reflect the elusive nature of light, memory and time - for each may contain the artifacts and objects accumulated from my daily life - locked inside. Thus the title “Kōan.” A kōan is a paradoxical statement used as a tool in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the inadequacies of logical thinking and provoke enlightenment. A kōan is often a question. The Japanese origin of the word is literally “matter for public thought.”