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October 01, 2009

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John Small

Nice.
Lately this has been a theme. A poem I'm reading, or a tree I'm seeing, or a sky, a film, lunch, coffee, etc...

"you'll see that they are deeply and subtly layered in ways that raise very Buddhist questions about surface and depth, presentation and essence."

You know, everything!

nathan

Barry, next to writing, visual arts are probably one of my favorite things in the world. Thank you for sharing these artists, none of whom I had heard of before.

Steve

viewing a piece of art can become an experience that parallels meditation in that your mind will "go places" that you can then notice, observe and let go.

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