Monthly Archives: June 2013

the dao

I have been putting these images and others on our face book page (you can see) but not saying a lot; the images speak for themselves anyway, though what they say to the viewer varies I suppose.  The stream came … Continue reading

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earthenware

The simple lines of this pot or vase belie its value I think.  It came out of the reddish clays of Foshan province. It’s been fired at a lowish temperature and it’s been glazed quickly, somewhat unevenly, but in what … Continue reading

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east window

I am dazzled by this window.  How marvelous is it, in its randomness, its seriousness, its  sincerity, its subtle symbolism ?  I did not take the image, and it’s far off my topic-range but I think the originality of its … Continue reading

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reflections+memories

A quiet day on a quiet Istanbul street a year or so ago.  Maybe it was a national day of some sort, hence the flags strung between the buildings. We’ve never been there when there’s been strife.  If we were, … Continue reading

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extremis

I am on the hunt for  images of Chinese art/artists/life like this.  There is something deep in Chinese culture that acknowledges the extremes of human emotion, thought, I think, and it comes out, especially it seems to me, a rank … Continue reading

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