The Vision Quest series emerged from Kalayjian’s vision quests, spiritual journeys into nature guided by Shamans in search for visions. He has completed a dozen Vision Quests since his first in 1992. One in particular had a most profound influence on him in finding a deep connection with the Source in nature. The paintings from The Vision Quest Series celebrate the human spirit, raw and real, as experienced by the artist.

“This is the pure essence I try to achieve; the state of no mind, or the free working mirror. This state of an immaculate, lucid mind, me, myself, the brush, the paint, paper, canvas, emotions, the sub-conscious, objects, and countless things, melt into this one – the Source.”