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Painting

“Balancing the Canvas with a Dot”

The power inherent in one dot: its yang so strong that it can balance the yin of a large canvas – if it is at just the right spot.
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“The Death of Shisui”

About to die, the Zen monk Shisui was asked by his disciples to write a death poem. He grasped his brush, painted a circle – and died.
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“The Tunnel Underneath Waterloo Station”

Many times I’ve gone to the disused road tunnel under Waterloo Station to photograph all the graffiti. So much there is – for it is permitted.
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“The Painter’s Eye”

The painter’s eye, in meditation free, does fly from earth to Heaven, from Heaven to earth,
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“An Emissary of the Spirit World”

Every artist, whether he knows it or not, is an emissary of the Spirit World.
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“Seeing a Painting as Spirit”

The Tendai school of Buddhism believes that every single thing is imbued with Spirit – is Spirit made manifest.
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“Creativity: The Grateful Giving Back”

All acts of Creativity are the grateful giving back what was given.
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“My Painting Room”

Let me tell you of the room where I do nearly all my painting. There are many physical influences there, but I'll now just mention the Chinese because they seem to be the more powerful.
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“Awaiting Spirit Guidance”

Before I paint, I await – expectantly – Spirit Guidance. As, in a sense, the canvas awaits me.
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“All Art Doubly Inspired”

All art is, in a sense, doubly inspired.
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