Monday, December 19, 2016

Health, Wholesomeness - Mind after Mind


Mind after mind,
Thought after thought,
Meditation on the breathing is the best cure.
Following the breath, seeing the mind,
Each moment is full of love and life.
We can be strong, trust that;
Health is our inherent gift.

Original Chinese calligraphy: Health. Sumi ink on rice paper, mounted on paper. The size is 10 by 12 in. The seal is: "Happiness, Wealth, and Longevity."

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Purple Velvet

Purple velvet curtains of mystery. The world is so real, so revealing, it becomes a true mystery. Looking at it directly, seeing clearly. Feeling it fully. This rich world offers every message that we need. Brush strokes have the thickness of body. Interference acrylic color on gessoed ground canvas.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Resting the Mind

Chinese Calligraphy: “Resting the Mind. Calming the Mind.” The word itself is composed in two parts: “Self” on the top, and “Mind” on the bottom – When we find our own minds, we can truely rest.
Original work. Sumi ink on rice paper. Comes with a beautiful Shikish board golden hanging frame. Ready to hang. Written directly on Japanese Shikishi board, 10.75″ by 9.5″. There are golden edges around the board. Signed with the seals of the artist.
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

A Gentle Kiss

The forces of opposite energy are in contact of each other. The yin and yang mingle and complete both. Acrylic on gessoed ground canvas, mounted on wood panel. Ready to hang.
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thank You World!

Thank you for the world so rich and vast,
Thank you for all we have.
Thank you for the birds that sing, rain that falls, wind that blows, people that love,
Thank you deeply – for everything.
Chinese calligraphy: “Thanks.” To thank is to appreciate everything. Original work. Unframed.
Sumi ink on textured Chinese rice paper. 14″ by 9″. Signed with the seal of the artist.
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Crossroads

Crossroads of crucial moment. We are at a crossroads. The interaction of two different forces are in the play. Acrylic on gessoed ground canvas. Ready to hang.

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  • Zen Garden
  • Friday, September 23, 2016

    Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet. David Lynch and Twin Peaks inspired. Mystery behind the curtains of another dimension. How can we every know the vast world from our limited conceptual mind? How can we ever touch the truth behind the facade? Where to cut into our nonsense, the neurotic ego-centered petty mind?

    Acrylic on gessoed ground stretched canvas. Ready to hang.
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    Waterfall

    Running waterfall in the deep dark night. Acrylic on gessoed ground wood panel. Ready to hang.
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    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Seven Virtues of Bushido - The Way of the Warrior

    "Seven Virtues of Bushido" - Bushidō, (武士道, "the way of the warrior") is a Japanese term for the samurai way of life, loosely analogous to the concept of chivalry in Europe. Just like the knights of Europe, the samurai had a code to live by that was also based in a moral way of life.

    The Seven Virtues are:
    Righteousness (義)
    Respect (礼)
    Courage (勇)
    Honour (名誉)
    Benevolence (仁)
    Sincerity (真)
    Loyalty (忠義)

    This Chinese calligraphy: "Seven Virtues of Bushido" in semi-cursive style. Sumi ink on rice paper, mounted on a dragon-pattern paper scroll. The image size is 33.5 by 11.5 in. The full scroll size is 53 by 15 in. The handsome wooden rod at the bottom is 18 in. wide. Signed with the seal of the artist: "Tao (the Way)."

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    Saturday, September 10, 2016

    Clear Seeing

    Chinese calligraphy: "Clear Seeing" in semi-cursive style. Original work. 

    Vipassanā (Pāli) or vipaśyanā in the Buddhist tradition means insight into the true nature of reality. It is often translated as "insight" or "clear-seeing." 

    Sumi ink on rice paper, mounted on raw canvas as wooden rod scroll. The image size is 7 by 12 in. The full scroll size is 8.5 by 22 in. Signed with the seal of the artist: "walking in the sky (sky dancer)."

    The calligraphy is framed, ready to hang. 
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    May All Beings Be Free From Suffering

    Chinese calligraphy: "May all beings be free from suffering" in semi-cursive style. Original work. 

    Looking inwardly, looking outwardly, there are so much suffering in the world. Only with a gentle, genuine heart of sadness, we are able to see the pain in ourselves and others. And we can hold them in our hearts like a mother would do.

    Sumi ink on rice paper, mounted on paper scroll with silk-like paper-patterned matting. The image size is 11 by 34 in. The full scroll size is 15 by 54 in. The beautiful wooden rod at the bottom is 17.5 in. wide. See photo. Signed with the seals of the artist.

    The calligraphy itself is framed, ready to hang. 
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    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Ninja Turtles!

    Chinese calligraphy: "Ninja Turtles." Black ink on 100% silk with hanging wooden scroll; 20" by 8". Signed with the seal of the artist. 
    Never give up... May the power of Ninja be with you!
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    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    Summer Green Tea!

    Original Chinese calligraphy/ Zen painting work: A Matcha Tea Set. The wording is “Tea.”
    Sumi ink on rice paper, mounted on an acid-free backing paper. The work is 8 by 9 in. with backing the size is 10″ by 11″. Signed with the artist’s seal: “Tao (the Way).” Ready to be put into a frame.
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    Friday, August 12, 2016

    Heart Sutra 心經


    Original Chinese calligraphy, complete "Heart Sutra." Sumi ink on Chinese rice paper. The piece (with backing) is about 18" by 30". Signed by the artist's name and seal: "Buddha's heart." It has been mounted on a thick backing rice paper, so the surface is flattened. Ready to frame.
    The Bodhisattva of compassion,noble Avalokiteshvara,
    while practicing the profound prajnaparamita, saw in this way:
    he saw the five skandhas to be empty of nature, released all sufferings. 

    O Shariputra, (a son or daughter of noble family who wishes to practice the profound prajnaparamita should see in this way: seeing the five skandhas to be empty of nature.) Form is emptiness; emptiness also is form. Emptiness is no other than form; form is no other than emptiness. In the same way, feeling, perception, formation , and consciousness are emptiness. Thus, Shariputra, all dharmas are emptiness. There are no characteristics. There is no birth and no cessation. There is no impurity and no purity. There is no decrease and no increase. Therefore, Shariputra, in emptiness, there is no form, no feeling, no perception, no formation, no consciousness; no eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind; no appearance, no sound, no smell, no taste, no touch, no dharmas; no eye dhatu up to no mind dhatu, no dhatu of dharmas, no mind consciousness dhatu; no ignorance, no end of ignorance up to no old age and death, no end of old age and death; no suffering, no origin of suffering, no cessation of suffering, no path, no wisdom, no attainment, and no nonattainment. Therefore, Shariputra, since the bodhisattvas have no attainment, they abide by means of prajnaparamita. Since there is no obscuration of mind, there is no fear. They transcend falsity and attain complete nirvana. All the buddhas of the three times, by means of prajnaparamita, fully awaken to unsurpassable, true, complete enlightenment. Therefore, the great mantra of prajnaparamita, the mantra of great insight, the unsurpassed mantra, the unequalled mantra, the mantra that calms all suffering, should be known as truth, since there is no deception. The prajnaparamita mantra is said in this way:

    OM GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SVAHA
    (Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone completely beyond. So be it.)

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    The Rain

    The rain is falling everywhere: on the rich, on the poor; on the happy people, on the sad people; on the crows, on the squirrels; on the greenery, and on the rocks. The rain is falling on everyone's roof. The rain is falling on everyone's head...

    The rain is much needed for this season of dryness. It is so soothing and gentle, along with some breeze. Maybe we as human beings, really have no need for too much information, news, and gadgets? A little balance of elements feels good. I used to just welcome sunshine, now I also welcome the rain. Precious water drops, precious mellow sound, precious memories, precious love, precious moments of living... So full and so tender... this is a precious life.

    Chinese calligraphy: Rain 雨. Sumi ink on paper, the size is 11 by 14 inches. The seal is an image of a bird.

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    Tuesday, August 02, 2016

    Tranquility

    Chinese calligraphy: "Tranquility, Quietness" 靜, in cursive script style (grass hand). Original work. Unframed. 

    Within all the noises, we can still find the tranquility inside of our mind. Look inward, and, there it is! Safe and sound.


    Black sumi ink on textured beige color Chinese rice paper with silver, blue, and light green background. The work size is 12.5" by 10.5". With the white edge the whole paper size is 16" by 11.5". Signed with the seal of the artist's name. 

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    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Blue Zeppelin

    Blue Zeppelin of semi-transparent shapes and brush marks. Upward movement with shimmering golden patches. Playful summer breeze of warm air. Life is to be truly alive!
    Acrylic on canvas. Ready to hang.
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    Monday, May 30, 2016

    Composition 02

    Screen Shot 2016-05-29 at 11.18.54 PMComposition 02. Acrylic on gessoed ground acid-free paper. Big space, big mind. Being ourselves. Relax, and breathe. 
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    Monday, April 18, 2016

    Saturday, February 20, 2016

    Coming and Going

    Everything is coming and going, sometimes unexpectedly. Only leaves some fainted trace, some shadow - our memories. 

    Acrylic on rice paper, mounted on stretched canvas. Ready to hang. The size is 18 x 19 in.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    Birthd and Death


    Once I heard the spiritual writer and teacher Eckhart Tolle talked about life and death. He said, death is the opposite of birth, not the opposite of life. Life is continuous transformation. Actually in Chinese, 生 (Sheng) - could mean "life" or "birth." So the subject should be "birth and death" instead of "life and death" since there is no end of life (lives).

    Chinese calligraphy of an infinite Zen Circle. The wording from left to right is one sentence of the Heart Sutra: "no old age and death, and, no end of old age and death." Life as a river - endlessly, continuously flowing.

    Original calligraphy work. Black sumi ink on textural rice paper, mounted on stretched canvas, ready to hang. 16" x 38" x 1". Signed with the red seal of the artist "Buddha's heart" at the right and "skydancer" at the left. The rice paper is a kind of famous Wen Zhou skin paper (mulberry paper), so the surface has some textures and creases as part of the paining. You can put it into any custom frame at your own choice.

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    Friday, January 01, 2016

    River Pebbles

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    In the morning walk I found those river pebbles. They are so sweet and gentle. Each one is perfect with the story of time to tell. I can't help to love them and hold them in my hands.

    We are all perfect as we are.

    Acrylic on canvas. Mounted on wood panel. Ready to hang. The size is 12 x 12 in.