VOID

A void can be used to describe empty space in both a physical and a metaphysical context. When fully committed to the meditative experience, a practitioner experiences a trance-like state of deep concentration that is completely devoid of mental churning. This metaphysical void has been translated by Okashimo’s works into a spatial void within the physical environment. The open forms in many of Okashimo’s works centres the focus on the void and then back to the defining mass of stone. This back-and-forth interaction from void to surrounding mass is a dynamic dialogue between the viewer and the work that encourages contemplation on the connected but contrasting nature of both being and non-being.