Acrylic on vellum surface paper
V. Taming the Bull
The whip and the rope are necessary,
Else he might stray off down some dusty road.
Being well trained, he becomes naturally gentle.
Then, unfettered, he obeys his master.
When one thought arises, another thought follows. When the first thought springs from enlightenment, all subsequent thoughts are true. Through delusion, one makes everything untrue. Delusion is not caused by objectivity; it is the result of subjectivity. Hold the nose-ring tight and do not allow even a doubt.
-Nyogen Senzaki/Paul Reps
Beige/mustard hold black in submission but red and black in balance. Again sage drops out but the shapes calm down, own space, coalescence. Settling of thoughts.