Do for love, there is no try.
considering the experience behind this creation, this image and memory will always move me to tears
“lacrime di felicità”
New environments often pose unique challenges for balancing. A source of both delight and potential frustration. Here is a good reminder to listen and accept the conditions of my context. In this case I let myself get frustrated many times, perhaps expecting too much. So, I listened to the wind, and responded.. with a balance style customized for the locale. . .
“One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.”
― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
This creation was as frustrating as it was satisfying. Spent most of the afternoon exploring this new spot… windy, with no sign of letting up. Under this long grass were thousands of crabs burrowed under the soft sand. They would pop out when no humans were close and then jump back underground as soon as I laid eyes on them. Incredibly fast. I guess the most frustrating part was working with so much wind, while hoping to finish a creation that satisfied my high standards… stuck inside my own box of top heavy styles… So i gave up all past formulas, adapted, and decided to build next this baby mangrove tree. Not expecting much at this point…
The two humans on the left side of the photo were some local researchers taking soil samples for some kind of study. The human on the right, is my friend Pascal, with whom i’m here visiting.
After working through a couple variations with these rocks, i finally settled on this one. fairly simple. quite stable in the wind. Surprisingly beautiful in this time and place.
But right as the sun got close to setting, 2 rangers called us out, since we obviously appeared to be “foreigners”… They said only locals were allowed to be in this place and that we had to leave. Of course I began freaking out inside. Losing precious time to photograph such a lovely moment..
We listened to them. And they eventually left, while the new dilemma became whether or not to risk a ticket to run back out to my creation and photograph it with sunset skies… ADRENALINE was high. Foreign place. unfamiliar with laws and rules.. Pascal could sense the fire in my eyes, so with a bit of encouragement I risked the rangers’ recent presence to sprint back out into the field with camera and tripod — snapped a few shots of peak sunset color… and sprinted back to the main path, where the rangers left us only 20 minutes ago..
What an enthralling experience/risk…! all to fulfill (and driven by) a burning passion. I had no other choice. It was a necessary action of the universe in those moments… There was no other way. And it all worked out without a problem. good workout running back n forth too!
ps, the food here (Taiwan) is wonderful!
Nice setting and framing of this image
Love this one.
thanks!! me tooo!!! pretty epic location indeed!
If you are here in Italy, please let me know where. Hope you can visit Sardegna! There are really awesome rocks and stones that you could give life to.
i always said, do in 1 hand and try in the other and see which one fills up faster.
the food is wonderful,”lacrime di felicità”, are you in my Italy man? :) italians love your creations and sensitiveness!
now you’re known with bipolars people take good care they are so sensitive that’s why I shared your work here, anyway ,you’re welcome and enjoy!!!people are just waiting for you here, and for your art. So come on and balance our rocks, we’ll be be pleased !!!
Eternity in a moment. Thank you.
pur Zen-thank you !
Hello, I found your art 3 days ago. Today I tried to do something similar and here is my 5 minutes work :)
I am very moved by your exceptional gift, the concentration and patience you have is beautiful. I have a 9 yr old grandson who looks forward to seeing your links. He is a very troubled child, who is shows the world he is tough and angry and needs no one’s love or help. But he actually has a gentle heart full of love. He loves your work, and has tried a few times. I just felt you should know, your gift is teaching this child patience forgiveness and understanding. Thank you
That’s wonderful, all humans are gentle and have heart full of love. Just the pain our education aka culture creates people of anger and pain. Hope he will find himself in it and starts to see the love, the love for everything and therfore himslef <3
Lovely! Will we ever get to hear the story ?!
Queria saber fazer isso
Now, that is beautiful!
I absolutely LOVE this one! I would blow it up, frame it, and mount it on my wall if I was able!!! My sincerest appreciation for your art! ♡
Everything is well done, very nice !
It is like reading an old poem, and being right there again…and here also.
You must be an incredible person
thank you. i hope so! :)
Evevy time I look at a creation I am filled with happiness thank you
you are amazing!!!!!!!!!!