“The Three Levels to a Work of Art” There are three levels to a work of art, to a photograph. Read More »
“Zen (and Not)”
Lucien Stryk says of Zen: "to use the fewest … strokes of the brush to express their feelings."
In that case, my paintings – now – are certainly Zen: very few strokes, so many only one.
But, to go further: what feeling to express?Read More »
“An Artist’s Manifesto” Dr. Diamond's short manifesto on art as egoless devotion, by those who feel so impelled by the Spirit: Altruistic, Soul-enriching, Bhakti-yoga, a union. Read More »
“Filling the Blank Space with Chi” An unpainted space that represents the sky is not blank, is not empty. Read More »
“No-Mind Before” There is a Japanese saying about calligraphy and painting: Izen hitsugo, “Mind before, brush after.” Read More »
“The Less the Artist Does, the Better” All activities – including art, of course – are the result of Guidance. And the extent to which the artist’s ego intrudes is also Guided. Read More »
“The Power of a Black Dot”
A dot is still and simple and infinite.
Consider a black dot – singular – on a sheet of white paper.Read More »
Video: Painting – The Power of the Dot
Dr. Diamond discusses the therapeutic power of this most simple of devices. From the “Art for Healing” series of informal talks.
See more videos by Dr Diamond on his YouTube channel.Read More »