It is a gorgeous Zen Book with Very Large Photographs and Very Small Poems.
I grew up middle class but poor – I only had the Public Library as far as Journeys go. I had to wait to grow up and get someone to pay me to be an artist so I can make the journey to Kyoto. Actually George Lucas paid for this book and he deserves more credit than Star Wars fans give him but this is a subject for another book. Which I am indeed writing but let’s get back to the center of our conversation.
For me going to Kyoto was getting into the Zen space of the Mind. Japanese Zen Gardens have very little to do with Horticulture and a lot to do with sophisticated culture refined by the teachings and reflections of Zen Masters, whose sole focus had been to contemplate and distill reality to simple, vanishing abstractions.
Below you can look inside the book completely free – you know exactly what you are getting, a very Western way to do our Zen part.
Why some kind of? Some kind of is a larger body of work that started long time ago and contains Photographs, Video and Text. Some kind of is a thread that runs through all of my work and hops on various obsessions like one of those Stepping Stone Bridges in my book.
Enough said, Get Your Zen fix Now!
Featuring small poems by Shiko, Hanshan, Ryokan, Huang Po, Basho and myself. With my poems being the smallest poems.