Medium: Digital Photography
Location: Kyoto, Japan (click image to enlarge image)
About the artwork;
Shodo refers to the art, or the “way” of calligraphy”.
Watching a master create his art. Shotei Ibata of Kyoto, Japan. Master calligrapher, internationally known performance calligrapher with a human-sized brush. I was fortunate to visit him with our group and informed guide then return the following week for a private lesson in Sumi-e brush painting.
“Every brushstroke has a certain tension, a certain nervousness. Every brushstroke is, in a sense, some kind of an accident.”
-Raphael Soyer (in the book, Japonisme; Ikigai, forest bathing, wabi-sabi and more)