Sunday, January 14, 2007
Until I was musing off the cuff yesterday about the Hopper painting, I'd never seen "lush" and "Zen" together. It's somewhat of a miss-the-mark "diss" to the Spirit of Clear Light Void and Natural (with a capital "N") Zen, but I put them together, without deliberation in describing the Hopper, and I like the pairing as maybe a paradoxical trope for sensual pleasure in bliss. or just for a fun mindmovie"set" to co-create in if you're into living-art the art of living.
Besides, there is a lushness of sorts in the detail and exquisite clarity one can find in illumined nature (organic) and of course Nature (bigMind/bigSpace) in Zen.