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Let Your Mind Be Unattached, Clinging To Nothing Zen Calligraphy
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Let Your Mind Be Unattached, Clinging To Nothing Zen Calligraphy Painting

Nadja Van Ghelue

Painting, Japanese Ink on Paper

Size: 41.3 W x 88.6 H x 0.1 D in

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This Zen calligraphy is brushed on Xuan rice paper with black Sumi ink and is mounted on soft sandy beige silk, which adds a pleasing, quietening undertone to this art work. The hanging scroll has a natural wooden roller at the bottom and is ready to be hung on a wall. In this calligraphy I brushed a phrase taken from The Diamond Sutra. The Japanese characters are 應 無 所 住 而 生 其 心 , Ō mu sho jū ni shō go shu, which mean: “Give birth to a thought that is not attached to anything”. A freer translation of this phrase would be, “Let your mind be unattached, clinging to nothing”. The calligraphy shows a straightforward unrestrained brush work. Size of the scroll in cm: 225 x 105 x 0.2 cm. The width of the scroll without the rollers is 95,5 cm or 37.6 inches. The scroll will be shipped rolled in a traditionally-made silk box.

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Painting:Japanese Ink on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:41.3 W x 88.6 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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