Playing With the Soul

by | Jun 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Sumi-e style monkey painting as illustration for blog post about playing with the soul.

“When the Soul wants to experience something she throws out an image in front of her and then steps into it.”
― Meister Eckhart

In my May 2012 blog”Who Creates Art?”, I have given a recipe for creating art. “So the art is created by both the artist, with his/her creativity, technical and theoretical knowledge, and the viewer, who with his/her ability to quiet the mind, sees the intent”.

I think I have missed the most important ingredient, without which the artwork is just an object, not alive.

When I paint or draw, initially, I am present. It is my hand, my brush/pencil, my space….but eventually, when creating, things just happen. It feels as if I am more an instrument of something that is greater, but yet part of me.

I look at the artwork I have created, I can’t even imagine/remember how I have done it.  So I observe and just admire the result of the experience I had playing with the Soul. 


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