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
and the stream sounds fresh
as summer approaches’
Bill Nighy Recording