365 Days of Om began as a natural organic outgrowth of my daily yoga and meditation practice. Inspired by a New Year’s Day address given by Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, I was moved to paint the symbol Om. The power of this symbol on canvas lead me to repeat it the following day. And the next. And the one after. Before I knew it, an entire year had passed with me diligently painting the Om symbol, layering one symbol upon another. The resultant work had not only grown into one of my favorite paintings, but had taken on special spiritual significance for me. What began as an exercise had turned into a focused discipline, a mantra of sorts, an act of devotion. I’ve come to think of 365 Days of Om as a Prayer on Canvas – a Work of Heart.