12X12" Acrylic on Panel 2012

12X12″ Acrylic on Panel 2012

THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEM

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting,

experience treacherous, judgement difficult.

                               – Hippocrates (460-400 B.C.)

METAPHOR

When you start on a long journey, trees are trees,

water is water, and mountains are mountains. After 

you have gone some distance, trees are no longer

trees, water no longer water, mountains no longer

mountains. but after you have travelled a great

distance, trees are once again trees, water is once

again water, mountains are once again mountains.

        – Zen Teaching

These quotes are from a book by David Bayles & Ted Orland titled,

Art & fear – Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of ARTMAKING

A book worth reading several times!