The catalyst for my practice is based on the Vedic concept of likhita japa. Japa is the repetition of a chosen or gifted mantra. Likhita is a term that refers to any rhythmically scratched, drawn, or sketched line produced in concert with a mantra. The point is to develop a relationship with drawing that gives manifestation to a distillation of thought. The form lends itself to certain actions and reactions within the context of mark making. I am enamored with the notion that the exhaustion of confusion will ultimately lead to liberation or Moksha. For me the act of drawing exhausts confusion, given that the line is an extension of my meditative process.