Sui Getsu Ka [Water Moon Flower] Grid
Hand-Dyed, Anodized Aluminum Paintings for upcoming solo exhibition “Mujo” [Impermanence] at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC
“Sui Getsu Ka” [Water Moon Flowe] are the words spoken by Zen Monks to Monks who have completed Zen Training. Like the reflection of flowers on moonlit water, all things are temporal- Miya Ando
Fear makes us do horrible things,
and I’m scared that after all these efforts,
I am going to end up unhappy.
Then I’ll end up lashing out in frustration.
I know myself better than anyone else.
But I’m tired.
Every color illuminates when I hear your name.
Perfection is possible
Love is a mental illness
You’d forgive more if you knew the truth
I’m not crazy.
Even when I wear gloves, my hands end up covered in ink. It’s hopeless.
LOLOLLLL This literally happened to me in the printmaking lab. Oh, what a cruel joke.
I think I was forty before I realized that almost every writer of fiction and poetry who has ever published a line has been accused by someone of wasting his or her God-given talent. If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose) someone will try to make you feel lousy about it.
—Stephen King, On Writing (via nickmiller)
When you work a long time on something really intricate like that, there’s a hope that people are gonna understand the things that you did . And actually, some of the most demoralizing things were positive reviews. They say what’s good [about the work] and in many cases, it would just be the very surface understanding that didn’t even see what I thought was most special about it. Not that many people understood, and that was heartbreaking.