Spiritual Paintings

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

Monday, April 11, 2011

Could gorillas practice zazen?

Jan Karpíšek: The Apricot, watercolor on paper, 50x50 cm, 2011, private collection, Czech Republic

While beeing practicing 'just sitting' I'm becoming a bit more down-to-earth. Sick of a lot of my idealised paintings of spiritual concepts I wanted to make a next painting more realistic. Inspired by the inital scene of Baraka movie where monkey enjoys natural hot springs I pictured couple of resting apes. Well, the result is actually not entirely realistic. However. The male of semi-gorilla eating an apricot is just eating an apricot. Note a dead bird and annoying flies.

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