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Directly Pointing To The Human Mind, Zen Calligraphy
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Directly Pointing To The Human Mind, Zen Calligraphy Painting

Nadja Van Ghelue

Painting, Ink on Paper

Size: 30.7 W x 86.6 H x 0.1 D in

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Painting: Japanese sumi ink on rice paper. This Zen calligraphy scroll highlights the Zen maxim : “Directly Pointing To The Human Mind; Seeing Into One’s Nature, Becoming Buddha.” 直 指 人 心, jikishi jinshin 見 性 成 佛, kenshō jōbutsu I have brushed the eight Japanese characters of this modern Zen calligraphy scroll in a cursive style, transforming the characters into vigorous abstractions. The calligraphy is mounted on quiet matte green silk with a fine pattern. The hanging scroll has a natural wooden roller at the bottom and is ready to be hung on the wall. Size of the scroll in cm: 220 x 78 x 0,2 cm. The wooden scroll adds 4,5 cm or 1.8 inches on each side. The scroll will be shipped rolled in a traditionally-made silk box.

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Painting:Ink on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:30.7 W x 86.6 H x 0.1 D in

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My artwork comprises Zen calligraphy, watercolor and ink paintings, and abstract calligraphies. My mediums are ink, watercolors and natural pigments on rice paper, mainly Xuan paper. I wield the Chinese and Japanese brush, preferably the flexible sheep's hair brush. Many of my Zen calligraphies express the Emptiness teaching from the Heart Sutra, which has been the original inspiration for my Japanese calligraphy artwork. Other calligraphies focus on the teachings of the Diamond Sutra, Platform Sutra, or depict Zen koan, Zen poetry or single kanji. In my watercolors and ink paintings I strive for a pictorial synthesis of the subject, in the spirit of Japanese ink painting, using bold washes and vivid brush strokes.

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