1. 10

    What is spiritual experience? A snowflake melting, a bee sucking honey, a fat man at a traffic light. Trivia.

  2. 9

    We do a lot of looking: we look through lenses, telescopes, television tubes... Our looking is perfected every day, but we see less and less.

  3. 8

    You are not copying nature, but responding to nature in full awareness, to the way nature expresses itself in that object.

  4. 7

    This apple tree is not the first one I draw, but perhaps the thousandth. I feel the sap rise to its spreading branches. I feel in my toes how its roots grip the earth.

  5. 6

    While drawing grasses I learn nothing 'about' grass, but wake up to the wonder that there is grass at all.

  6. 5

    It is not that things are delusory but their separateness in the fabric of the Whole that is illusory.

  7. 4

    The religions are delusional constructs formed around an infallible core.

  8. 3

    If you still have to talk about Ultimate Reality See how it manifests itself nakedly in Every thing!

  9. 2

    In this twentieth century, to stop rushing around, to sit quietly on the grass, to switch off the world and come back to the earth, to allow the eye to see a willow, a bush, a cloud, a leaf, is an unforgettable experience.

  10. 1

    It is in order to really see, to see ever deeper, ever more intensely, hence to be fully aware and alive, that I draw what the Chinese call 'The Ten Thousand Things' around me. Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly rediscover the world. I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle.

  11. Last Update: 6 October 2022

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