From "Why On Earth Does God Have to Paint?" Page 219.
"The Artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself"
"I was always aware that death and God were both quietly growing in my rib cage." - Junko Chodos, 2001
As I mentioned earlier, I've been diving into the Japanese art world, and I stumbled upon Junko Chodos. She wrote a captivating essay called "Spiritual Refugee" about her transition from growing up in post-WW2 Japan to living and creating art in the United States. I highly recommend reading it.
I've been exploring the world of Abstract Art recently, and I came upon Jiro Yoshihara. He was the co-founder of the avant-garde Gutai group in Japan. I really like his work. Here is a couple of pieces that were sold a few years ago. You can view more here.
And here's a piece by Shiraga Kazuo, another member of the Gutai group.
I needed a small pot for my succulent, and it was a nice day, so I decided to bike to a local gardening shop rather than drive. It was a fun adventure, and I got a nice little pot.
Looks like I have some planning to do.
I've been listening to Green Light over and over just waiting for her new album to come out.
This is how my Sunday went down.
Currently reading: Yearnings by Irwin Kula
There was this great passage about "God" that relates to a lot of what's been going through my head lately.