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Painting

“Painting the Feeling”

“I go by feeling and don't seek perfect form,” wrote the Japanese poet Ishikawa Jozan (1583-1672). And I go by feeling and not form when I paint – and in every act of creativity.
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“The Role of the Artist”

Everything is an instance of God – of Spirit manifest on earth.
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“Can You See the Artist’s Soul?”

"Does this artist have a soul?," you ask.
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“The Will of the Hand”

The ancient Chinese painters believed that one's will is at the tip of the brush.
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“A Name for My Artwork”

I have been looking for a word to use for all my pictorial endeavors: painting, photography, and the placing – or throwing – of objects to then be photographed. I cannot find one in English. So I am led to the Chinese shih hua.
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“The Perfect Gift”

For his departing student, the Buddhist Master painted a perfect circle.
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“The Purpose of Art”

The purpose of Art should not be to shock, to confuse – but to reassure.
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“Writing is So Much Easier When I am Free”

Every day I write whatever comes to me to write about. And I love doing it. But if I am asked to write about a particular topic – even one I know well, and may of my own volition have written about previously, I don't enjoy the writing experience nearly as much.
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“The Wind that Blows Through Me”

For me, a major – perhaps the major – criterion of any work of art is whether the viewer believes not that the artist has painted it, but that it has been painted through him.
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“The Three Levels to a Work of Art”

There are three levels to a work of art, to a photograph.
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