June 4, 1924 -April 9, 2017
Long-time MRO student Sally Jinga Drummond passed away this spring at age 92 in upstate New York. In addition to being an early student of Daido Roshi’s, Jinga was an abstract expressionist painter active in New York City from the 1950s onward, with paintings in permanent collections at MoMA and other museums and galleries.
In an artist’s statements Jinga said, “I believe that all great art is an attempt on the part of the artist to express his or her faith in the unseen…I believe there exists within the complex of nature, one pure undifferentiated power. It creates expanding form out of inert matter, gives direction to undisciplined energy.”
On May 7th the Monastery held a funeral for Jinga, and her ashes were buried in the cemetery, next to the grave of her husband, Wick. She is survived by her son, Craig.