“The Spirit of the Rocks”
The ancient Chinese scholar poets, the so-called literati, greatly appreciated certain rocks for their aesthetic qualities. Gongshi they were called, scholar’s rocks.
I have collected many rocks – from everywhere. (One is in my other hand now as I write this.) It’s not their aesthetics but their Spirit that I Feel.
I hesitate to use this term, but they are, at times, worshipper’s rocks.
I don’t paint them, I don’t write them – but perhaps They are in me whatever I do.