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August 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Vase Of Flowers

I had been planning this painting for a while. The "imaginary flower" studies from earlier this year were some of the preparatory designs for it. What's interesting is that the involved detail of those smaller paintings was pushed back a bit for this work. I think I have achieved a nice balance of color and design by keeping the flowers simple. This is the first of several works I plan to do in this vein - the setup can be reworked into many arrangements of color,…

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Added by R. Huiskens on August 29, 2012 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

What Is Art? © 2012 Shunyo Mahom



Art is a thing, Zen Art is a process. Art is technical, Zen Art is personal. Art is doing, Zen Art is a happening.



Have you ever had an original insight when the solution to a problem you’ve been struggling with came from out of nowhere after you stopped looking for it?



We all have had creative moments after which we could only wonder, “Where did that come from?”



Somehow we know that our original insight or expression did not come from our past knowledge,…

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Added by Shunyo Mahom on August 15, 2012 at 5:46pm — No Comments

What is Art? by Shunyo Mahom

WHAT IS ART?

© 2012 Shunyo Mahom



Art is a thing, Zen Art is a process. Art is technical, Zen Art is personal. Art is doing, Zen Art is a happening.



Have you ever had an original insight when the solution to a problem you’ve been struggling with came from out of nowhere after you stopped looking for it?



We all have had creative moments after which we could only wonder, “Where did that come from?”



Somehow we know that our original insight or…

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Added by Shunyo Mahom on August 15, 2012 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Artist’s Statement

My new artwork is an examination of life cycles, of old and new, of memory and creation. Using my photographs as the “memory” I work with pastels to create new landscapes that both intrigue and excite me.  The materials provide endless options for exploration into the theme of memory and creation.

 

Combining these materials has created an opportunity to go deeper into my subject matter.  I used to paint trees or rocks as part of a larger landscape; now I look at the bark of…

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Added by Nira Chorev on August 8, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments

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