June 03, 2014

Fauvorealism and some Dogen

In the middle of a brushstroke, I thought that maybe secretly I was a photorealist trapped in a... and bam,  #fauvorealist.  I googled it because it seemed too easy, but no, the oracle came up empty. Even stranger was while I was googling and trying to post to the world in a dead zone in my studio, my friend, Cole, was simultaneously commenting on the very painting that inspired my sudden insight on Facebook. 

And now for some lunchtime Dogen:

Don't cling to your own understanding. Even if you do understand something, you should ask yourself if there might be something you have not fully resolved, or if there may be some high meaning, yet.
Although a suspicious mind is bad, still it is wrong to cling to what you shouldn't believe in, or fail to ask about a truth you should see. 

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