Shimmering Zen

James Stanford utilizes the latest in digital art technique to create mesmerizing mandala designs from digital photos of historic Las Vegas neon signage, and architectural elements from the 1950s and 1960s. Stanford's group of intriguing digital montages convey and respond to the potency of the mandala as a symbol, and its influence and importance to Asian culture worldwide. Shimmering Zen is 264 pages and consists of over 150 of Stanford's original works created over the past 15 years. Includes comprehensive essays by the artist, the curator Elizabeth Herridge and a foreword by Jeff Rosen, Vice President, The Higher Learning Commission, Evanston, Illinois. Author interview by Laura Henkel. The launch of the book is supported by an exhibition of Stanford's visually stunning and intricately constructed modern mandala series, entitled "Indra's Jewels."

James Stanford

American artist James Stanford’s diverse practice includes photography, digital illustration, painting, and drawing. Stanford studied painting at the University of Washington (UW) (MFA) and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) (BFA). Dedicated to creativity and the fine arts, he has taught at UNLV and UW, established the Smallworks Gallery, and curated exhibitions at various venues, including the Las Vegas Contemporary Arts Center. Today, Stanford is well known for his edition series Indra’s Jewels, a group of digitally reinvented mosaics of patterns that are at once decorative and contemplative. The vibrant images are reminiscent of physics-like models of space, but also have an immaterial, spiritual quality, evoking the artist’s strong connection to Zen Buddhism.

Robyn Flemming

Robyn Flemming is an Austrilian professional that provides editing and proofreading services to publishers, businesses, organisations, academic institutions and individuals. Flemming has extensive experience in the areas of business, finance, economics, marketing, management, law, history, art, health and wellbeing, travel and many other subjects.

Marketing & Publicity
  • Exclusive London Library release during the Asia Art in London event , November 2017.
  • U.S. Book release to be held at the Las Vegas Neon Museum, October 2018
  • Selected and reviewed by Juxtopoz Magazine in the "What We're Reading" section of the Winter 2018, Reviewed by Editor-in-Chief Evan Prico
  • Artist James Stanford selected as a Pro Advice Advisor by Digital Camera Magazine, March 2018
  • Foreword by Jeff Rosen, Vice President, The Higher Learning Commission, Evanston, Illinois