Alone All One

These collages were inspired by a month’s travel to Japan to study Zen calligraphy with the lay monks of the ‘Hitsuzenkai’.  2 weeks were spent in Tokyo and 2 in Kyoto — they incorporate antique textile kimono and the brush calligraphy scrolls that were brushed whilst I was studying there.
Poem by Rengetsu — Buddhist Zen Nun

‘I feel the scattering blossoms

have taken away with them

my attachments,

and the stream sounds fresh

as summer approaches’

Bill Nighy Recording

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