About Masa Rasa


    Apotheosis of the Corn Goddess   oil on linen   84"H x 60"W


  Masa Rasa Studios was created to share the painting, sculptural, and multimedia work of artist  James Nichols.    In much of his current work, Nichols uses Maize  as a visual symbol for Spirit, for Divine Consciousness, for the Self . . fully embodied in the art environment entitled  Cornfield - An Artstory

  Masa is the Spanish word for 'dough,' commonly made from Maize, or corn.  It is a grinding staple of life, a nourishing food, cultivated in the Americas for untold generations.  Rasa is the Sanskrit word for the 'nectar' of life, the ambrosial essence of aesthetic experience, the sweetness in the corn.     Masa Rasa is both food and nectar for the spirit, ground to life through a harmonious blend of effort and grace, spiced with uncertainty, and sweetened with love.  

  Masa Rasa  -  Art for Life's sake



   Masa Rasa Studios welcomes all people, with love and respect. Masa Rasa is not affiliated with any particular philosophy, religion, spiritual community, or farming cooperative. 

   With the inspiration and support of Ganapati Levine, a collection of bronze statues entitled  Great Beings  has been created by the artist to share the wonders of the Gurus and the experience of Divine Consciousness.   Tat Tvam Asi


                                                                                                           Artwork and design  © James Nichols 1976-2023    All rights reserved