Zen Painting

Over the course of the last six months, I’ve forgotten, or was unable, to make art. Yet this morning, despite it all, I found a way to continue. This is the first of the new work I will be exploring as a dedication to Zen painting in impressionism, that I will continue in the evenings over the next few months. Art has always been within me. I started at a very young age, and attended, gratefully, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Franciso Art Institute. SAIC is still going strong, yet SFAI closed within the last two years. We all worked so hard, dedicating our lives to work and practice, and it’s something I’ll never forget. Art Educaction is still at risk in our culture, and there is truly no substitute for recieving the presence and grace of the teachers, and fellow students. Art takes a long time to flower, it’s not made in an instant or a day, it’s the product of all the generations we research and commune with over. It’s a lifes dedication. Below is a short film I made of SFAI one weekend I was in a class over a break. I am so grateful for my time there, and I was so grateful that I’ve been able to rekindle this spirit within me. I’ll post more over the coming months.

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