... this many-faceted inner beauty...
from "Confronting Grief" ("Li Sao" ), 3rd c. BCE
trans. David Hinton
Quite like the last one especially. Feels a little like our discussion in the other thread about auditory memories going way back to the beginning. And the way you have the sort of dark texture to it, it's consistent with your earlier motif of a rubbing kind of feel.
Very intriguing. Feels almost luminous behind the marks of time. . . a little like the heart of the mountain. When rock crosses nature to take on the attributes of flesh it creates an interesting new thing. Certainly strong in the metaphor department.
Good one, Chinapete!
Bartender, fix me a moon river. . .in a TIFFANY GLASS!!!!!!!
D Akey, with your uncanny ability to read paintings, you somehow guessed that this is more metaphor than substance, although it has both, it is an attempt to illustrate the Chinese idea of nature, which can be summarized as disorder, as opposed to art, which for the ancient Chinese meant the artificial ordering of disorder ... I'm not sure how you were able to see the heart motif, some spirit stones can be viewed horizontally or vertically, and I flipped the image because I thought it looked too heart-like, but still wanted to preserve it ... The overall effect is dark, it's an inner image ...
Last edited by chinapete; 05-15-2012 at 08:18 PM.