Three Weeks at Wabash: 'Passion is for Pros'  

Medler's  own idea of what art can be was changed when a Tibetan monk visited the College’s Eric Dean Gallery years ago. Medler was a Wabash religion major and watched as the monk spent a week creating a sand mandala, taking up most of the gallery’s floor space with the intricate work. The day it was finished, the monk poured all the sand back into a bag and dumped it into Sugar Creek.

“I was studying Buddhism intensely at the time, then these guys come up and do the sand painting. I saw the temporal nature of these pieces, and why that is so important to think about. I wouldn’t say that event inspired this work, but I wouldn’t say it didn’t.”

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