“A feeling of affinity came over me when reading Mason’s poetry for the first time and to see his enlightening words of poetry together with my paintings was an inspiration that now is a book in the making. Sometimes the written word can bring out yet another dimension of a painting, and the other way around. It is our hope this can serve as a source of enlightenment, inspiration, and joy.” – Benny H.V. Andersson
It is a gift to have worked with painter Benny H.V. Andersson on Bless: A Book of Visionary Art and Reverent Poetry. I will always remember this saying of his: “The greatest form of art is the way that you live your life.”
Benny’s paintings are visions of grace, duality and the Creational Force. His art is a reminder that there exist realms of perception deep within the human heart, mind and soul where connection and creativity flourish.
The first time I saw one of Benny’s paintings, I felt a calling to pursue a book together. I thank Heaven I listened—and that Benny heard the call as well. I am excited to share what we have created. – Mason Adams