Friday, April 29th, 2011
I painted the central “zen circle” swish of this piece and then let it sit for a while. It looked so much like a comma, and the blue-black watercolor was so stark against the white, it really needed some words to go with it. I debated on a quote, on writing something myself, on printing or handwriting, and eventually came up with this. It’s one of my favourite quotes from a book, the end of a longer piece about the way we integrate pain into our views of the world.
Zen Comma, 6″x4″ watercolor, brush pen and ink on watercolor postcard, $99 with free shipping.
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I have to let you know that this just blew me away – the zen comma and the quote – so perfect together. I am currently reading a book about Thomas Merton’s art. He was a Trappist monk who happened to do Zen calligraphy.
Thank you! I’ve always loved that quote, and it seemed to fit so well with the comma-like Zen circle on its blank white card.