suschnee’s Diamond in the Rose tearose works are deep seeing into the impermanence of the natural world, a world that is in a constant state of flux and transformation. The works are created with great detail, similar in the manner of a traditional Buddhist mandala or thangka. su’s Cloud Journal works are done spontaneously as the actual clouds pass overhead. Ideas, quotes, and passing journal-like impressions are included in the moment of creation. These works aim to develop mindfulness, concentration, tranquility and insight, and serve as visual methods of healing the mind. This body of work represents the love of painting and drawing bridged with the gratitude of life through generating the sacred and cultivating awareness. su is the co-founder of OBORO and the World Tea Party, with Daniel Dion and bryan mulvihill, whose intention is to further cultural exchange and understanding amongst the peoples of the world.