Residency 1st June- 31st August 2016 Arita, Japan (Artist residency supported by Mondriaan Funds). Visited places for research: Arita, Imari, Takeo, Fukuoka
Bow Clap Bow, SHINTO SHRINE, ARITA
BOW DEEPLY TWICE
CLAP YOUR HANDS TWICE
Sponge, porcelain factory, Arita
https://vimeo.com/169424951 Porcelain Abrasive stone | Grinder Processing Equipment
Cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.
6 STONE IMAGES OF BUDDHA: Jigoku (hell), Gaki (hunger spirits), Chikusho (animal), Shura (Asuras), Ningen (men), Tenjo (Heavenly Beings) after death
In Shinto kannagara,”way of [expression] of the kami”, refers to the law of the natural order. Kami
To become great masters of shodo, according to Zen philosophy, the right way is not the continuous practice, but meditation, which leads to “hollowing out” of himself, to break free from any disturbance that can be a nuisance during the execution of a work of calligraphy.