Fish, Birds, Buddhas

Ancient philosopher Lao-Tzu wrote “be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you”. These are beautiful and not always easy-to-live-by words. Art, for me, is a form of training and meditation. The consistent appearance of such things as fish, birds, and buddhas is testament to my own quirky and imperfect practice of staying present.

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Paradox
Paradox

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Quixote Bird
Quixote Bird

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