Acrylic on canvas
Custom float-mount framed in pine
30 x 24 x 1.5 unframed artwork size
31.5 x 25.3 x 2.25 inches framed
Available exclusively through Uprise Art at upriseart.com
X. In the World
Barefooted and naked of breast, I mingle with the people of the world.
My clothes are ragged and dust-laden, and I am ever blissful.
I use no magic to extend my life;
Now, before me, the dead trees become alive.
Inside my gate, a thousand sages do not know me. The beauty of my garden is invisible. Why should one search for the footprints of the patriarchs? I go to the market place with my wine bottle and return home with my staff. I visit the wineshop and the market, and everyone I look upon becomes enlightened.
-Nyogen Senzaki/Paul Reps
The realization of the bodhisattva. Everything in life is enlightenment, every action and moment the most meaningful of your life, experienced in full for the first time. No fireworks, no flash, yet intrinsically transformed into the fullest experience of what it forever was.