Sketchbook notes from the drifting spaces

A thought on Zazen and painting

Zazen
Silent movement
Passing through the stillness
And empty form.


This wee haiku is a thought on zazen and experience. After my recent studio shift, zazen and considering the looser paintings I’ve been doing, I think it’s good not to bring too much, or any at all although this can be impossible, of the bias, discrimination and ‘knowledge’ into the present as these kill the fullness of action and experience. As our teacher at the Glasgow Zen Group says, it is about leaping…


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