Smeared Across Time – Kusen Collaboration with John Fraser

John’s Kusen Poetry Dogen’s ‘Everyday Life’ [adapted] On Unseen Mountain A scarecrow is Not in vain Commentary: The scarecrow standing over a small rice paddy would often be dressed in black, like a monk. He protects that which feeds all beings. So, Dogen is talking about the practitioner and the dharma, and the relationship between […]

High Bridges – Walking Drawing Tokyo West from Naka Meguro

along suspended riverblocked by oncoming vertical flyovernanamemeeting high polished walls isolating the residential worldfloating gardens flowing into alloy platforms intertwined shafts, containers hummingneutral perimetersemerging and reshaping the ground and drawing out energy lines overlapping populous spacessuffusedabove a tandem rotor flying heavilyleaden quick descent and dark blue chill moving onundulating and avoiding trafficsoon underground in quiet […]