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5:41am a contemplative studio practice (I)

5:41am a contemplative studio practice (I) The moon is bright through my studio window – the electric blue in the sky continues to increase. Emptiness. The basis of the contemplative studio practice is emptiness. Shunyata. For the Western mode of thought perhaps an oxymoron because emptiness is from where all things come. How can that […]

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The Bow: Ellsworth Kelly and Agnes Martin

Many are familiar with Agnes Martin speaking about Ellsworth Kelly’s action of bowing to his paintings as he would leave his studio and close the door. A stunning image. Bowing to one’s paintings; like completing each brush stroke, following through so that there is not a ‘sloppy’ ending. With that bow, Kelly carried the completion of […]

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