mountains and waters no. 107

blog notes from the drifting spaces…

Name:Blair Shogen Thomson
Time creatively
since graduation, Glasgow School of Art 2002
Media +
drawing, painting, photography, video, poetry, workshops, Zen practice, Shodo calligraphy, Shakyo Sutra copying, Tenkoku stampmaking
行書 Gyousho shodo calligraphy

Zazen practice:

at peace
within the heart
the clear moon
even the smashing waves
reflecting light

(Waka by Master Dogen, trans. Shogen)

Blair with Kaisho style calligraphy of Chinese poem: ‘In one valley, seagulls scatter, peach blossoms and rain, on both banks of the river, a nightingale cries and wind blows the willow trees’
Blair has been fortunate to have practiced Japanese and Chinese stampmaking – Tenkoku, better known as Hanko – with shodo calligraphy and tenkoku masters in Toyama and Tokyo.
wholeness dispersed No. 1

temporal voids
of cerulean blue –
ice holes, pulsating –
falling apart rapidly