“Pollock, Painting, and Guidance” When they perform fractal analysis of Jackson Pollock's paintings, a remarkable discovery is made. Lo and behold! The paint drippings and tossings are not random. (No more than were the Chinese paint flingings over a millennium ago.) There is an underlying order and purpose. A plan. Read More »
“The Only Deep Truth to Paint” To paint can mean to apply cosmetics, to falsify.
"Let her paint an inch thick"
- Hamlet about his mother (5.1.184)
"I have heard of your paintings too, well enough. God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another ….. To a nunnery [brothel], go."
- Hamlet to Ophelia (3.1.142) Read More »
“Lascaux and the Message of the Divine” Remember when looking at photos of the Lascaux paintings that there was yet no written language. Read More »
Video: The Meditation Before I Paint Before he makes each painting, Dr. Diamond always meditates, however briefly. And then it just happens spontaneously. Read More »
Video: Another Way of Looking at Art Dr. Diamond offers a different way of looking at art, one that is free and comes from the real depths of the artist. Read More »
Video: Art and Spontaneity Dr. Diamond's artwork is truly spontaneous - that is, done without deliberation and very quick - and always with the hope of creating a spark that will raise the Life Energy of the viewer. Read More »
“There Are No Words for the Feeling of Love” Ask not what the painting means but what it does – your experience of it. But then – putting words to the raw feeling will disempower it.
Which does more – the words of love or the smile? Read More »
“Fascination and the Soul” Our word fascination comes from the same root that gave us basket: a binding together, an interweaving, a oneness of the fibers, a union, a fusion – yoga.
Today the word is debased, has lost its essential magic; we even proclaim we are fascinated by TV ads! But it is not so. We are not fascinated – only attracted, drawn, to them (from the Latin trahere, to draw). Attracted to, but not bound to, one with. Merely superficial, momentary, evanescent, with little deep or lasting worth. Read More »
“The Role of the Artist” The role of the Artist is to render Spirit... Read More »
“My Paintings Have No Story” “Every picture tells a story.”
D. T. Suzuki wrote of “The Zen Doctrine of No-Mind,” achieved through meditation.
Yen Hui, the favorite pupil of Confucius, spoke of “sit and forget everything.” That is, meditating with no-mind. Read More »