My work often focuses on expressing the universal human potential for transcendence and evolution; our capacity to grow beyond the myriad difficulties of our lives and become our highest selves. The bodhisattva series is an attempt to translate and distill this truth from Vajrayāna Buddhism into a form more accessible to the western mind. In this practice, Bodhisattvas are not gods, angels, or saints, but symbolic representations of the inner wisdom dwelling within each and every individual human being. With this goal in mind I have deliberately chosen to utilize generic three dimensional models instead of actual persons as the Bodhisattva to remind the viewer that these are not specific persons or people, but potential people – anyone and everyone. As such they also have no hair or clothing, as hair and clothing represent means by which we identify each other, both culturally and as individuals. I have included mandalas created on the principles of sacred geometry to symbolize a higher truth that is inclusive rather than exclusive – a visual representation of our inherent connection to not only each other and all living things, but also to the cosmos as a whole. Embedded in the mandala of each image is also the name of that Bodhisattva or Archetype in the language of the culture from which they originate. Each Bodhisattva stands with their hands in various mudras, or symbolic hand gestures originating in Hindu and Buddhist practice. These gestures invoke a particular energy and intent which informs the purpose of each Archetype.