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No Thoughts on Work and Soul Food

The Great Work is not social work. It is not artistic creation, much to the chagrin of my artistic self. It is not what I once thought it was. In fact it’s not anything I can think. Anything I can … Continue reading

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So I Can Love the Work Anyway

  Shown here is an earlier stage of the most challenging painting of my life. Sounds dramatic, but is actually quite industrial. Thing is, the industry has to do with a specialized kind of seeing. I can’t paint until I … Continue reading

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Reflections, Pointing to the Sun, Hospitality

An orchid in its second bloom opening out in the humility of the kitchen window, alone, yet not, in the dark before dawn. The way the light struck it, I had to take a closer look. It was then I … Continue reading

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Circling Into the Heart of the Art Matter

It seems I am still circling into the heart of the art matter, not yet alighted. What presents itself is my ongoing struggle with communication about mystical events. The subject of art and the Work space is at its heart … Continue reading

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Creative Intelligence, Perception, and Art Making

A viewer of the Journey to the Heart show has asked that I speak about “the workspace that arises between the painter and the canvas, or artist and medium and how perhaps that space is distinct”…and further, that I “might … Continue reading

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Extracting the Thorns

Following the last Journey to the Heart session, a Rumi poem was given to me – here’s some of it: “Dreg-drinkers have love perceptions that reasonable men fiercely deny. They say, we cannot go barefooted in that courtyard, there is … Continue reading

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Jealousy, the Deathbed Perspective, and Forgiveness

In a translation from the Aramaic of the Lords Prayer one closes with: “Sealed in trust, faith and truth, I confirm with my entire being.” Trust can sometimes cut a path for us when we place it on what is … Continue reading

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