Spiritual Paintings

Art blog by painter and beekeeper Jan Karpíšek about buddhism, zazen, painting, permaculture gardening etc.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Zen Audio

You can find nice speeches by Michael Eido Luetchford in English with Czech translation at http://www.dogensangha.cz/audio-video/. Mike is Brad Warner's brother in Dharma lineage. I like them both. :-)

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dragon-Lion-Hero

Jan Karpíšek: Dragon-Lion-Hero, acryl on canvas, 85x100 cm, 2010

Original acrylic painting by painter Jan Karpíšek "Dragon-Lion-Hero" represents a house-head of enamoured author, in which a monk practices zazen, distracting himself from his own drawing of a beloved woman, who is both a dragon and a lion.

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Who is always listening how the sweet pears ring?

Jan Karpíšek: Who is always listening how the sweet pears ring?, watercolor on paper, 42x49 cm, 2009, private collection, Czech Republic

Original watercolor painting by painter Jan Karpíšek "Who is always listening how the sweet pears ring?" is a wider koan version representing meditation experience when suddenly both inner and out-of-head localization of sound appeared and an object for observation was also listening aparatus inside the head of observer.

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Oheňíhit

Jan Karpíšek: Oheňíhit, natural pigments from Rudice on canvas (dried-up pool), 145x200cm, 2009

Original natural painting by painter Jan Karpíšek titled "Oheňíhit" (same as the authors' freegan exhibition in Olomouc) was made as an artificial dried-up pool at Jans' permaculture garden, it was only setup and the weather made the painting alone. The big center, Sun.

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Double Pool

Jan Karpíšek: Double Pool, natural pigments from Rudice on canvas (double dried-up pool), 90x150cm, 2009

Original natural painting by painter Jan Karpíšek "Double Pool" was made as an artificial dried-up double pool at authors' permaculture garden, it was only setup and the weather made the painting itself. Folded canvas, symetric but different halves. The longer you look the more you see.

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Suddenly I localized a heard sound outside as well as inside my head

Jan Karpíšek: Suddenly I localized a heard sound outside as well as inside my head, aluminium caps and natural pigments on canvas, 100x125cm, 2009

Original natural painting by painter Jan Karpíšek "Suddenly I localized a heard sound outside as well as inside my head" was made of aluminium caps (recycling as a freegan principle) and natural pigment in home-made oil colour. Based on meditation experience of sound inside and outside the head localization. The inner ear bones? Where is the Self?

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