Jill O'Bryan making a Desert Frottage.

Photo: Alison Sirico


Jill O’Bryan splits her time between New York City and wide-open spaces in New Mexico. She maps resonances created during dynamic and meditative interactions with elements of nature: Breath Drawings, made during breathing meditations; Breathing into the Moon paintings, imagined while meditating in moonlight; large graphite rubbings of land, Desert Frottages; and for the Element Paintings she is guided by Buddhist color iconography: blue/sky, yellow/earth, green/water, and red/fire.