Shu ha ri by Meglaurel ()
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observe, attempt, incorporate changes along the path
Image Comments (7)
anahata.c () Online Now! 8:22AM | Thu, 10 June 2010
it's been a long time since I've been here, as I've been off of RR except for a few dedis for passed souls (and one "hello" to everyone), but I've see the last three uploads and it's always wonderful when you post here. I know that Shu Ha Ri are concepts of learning, both mind and soul, and I know only a little of its history. But you've captured it with a traditional Oriental style mixed with a very expressive---though subtle---portrait of how the inner heart moves. The face, done in japanese fashion, is covered with flowing hues, hues flowing down the face like a soul moving through the forests of learning and self discovery. There's also a little sense of weeping (which accompanies change and letting go of old parts of us), and a sense of dissolving, which is exactly what "incorporating changes" brings, ie, dissolving of old ways. The headdress & hair pins are executed with a strong geometric sense (also found in Japanese art) and you've painted Oriental characters into it. I don't know what they mean (I studied Chinese calligraphy an eon ago, but today I don't remember much, lol), but they're suitable, esp as you place them in white which gives light and almost "dawning" to the piece. And the reddish, peach, yellowish and violet hues give real 'blood' and yet serenity to the piece. Another of your delicate visions, done with grace and thought, and which, in a small space---at least in the print here---say an awful lot. Very sensitive work, and a fine use of acrylics almost like a gquache or watercolor. I hope this finds you well, and in alit spirits. It's always wonderful to come back here when I return. Much peace & light your way, this late spring day...
Meglaurel () 8:47AM | Thu, 10 June 2010
Dearheart, when you add your stroke in appreciation to the artwork my mind says it is finished and my heart says love. Your in my thoughts always with energy and support sent your way (as know you give so much of yourself to others)
Chipka () 2:22AM | Sun, 18 July 2010
What a nicely snazzy take on one of my favorite art forms. There was a time when I'd planned to live and work in Japan, and I'm still interested in that possibility, though Moscow has captured my attention most profoundly. I've always loved images of "the Floating World" as exemplified in the Ukiyo-e form; there's something that just "feels" right in that form of art. It appeals to all of my senses and I always love it when imagery does that, especially since I'm a writer and I often look at images as examples of prose. You've done something very distinct here, but you've also captured the Floating World--you've done so marvelously. You depart radically from that "traditional" form with your bold colors, and that in and of itself is such a perfect artistic move, especially since you've incorporated natural streaks, and an example of kanji ideographs. Marvelous. Simply stunning! This is quite a moving and contemplative piece of work, one that I'll probably revisit numerous times in the future. For me, at least, that's a good thing!