Friday, January 22, 2010

angkor wat/ drawings

"O Devayani,
classical art is
unnatural,
unentertaining,
non-instructional,
burdensome,
irreligious,
lifeless,
soundless,
airless,
smell-less,
motionless,
undramatic,
unpoetic,
austere,
square,
moral,
disciplined,
traditional/formal,
colorless,
dark,
noble,
hieratic,
symmetrical
repetitious,
invisible,
complete,
rational,
conscious
clear."

So said Ad Reinhardt while living in New York City and writing
about Khmer Sculpture in 196l in a booklet published by Asia House.

Therefore, obviously, classical art is needlepoint, stitching one hole at a time,
endlessly,
soundlessly,
effortlessly, mathematically, meditationally, with purity of heart,
prior to the
jungle's re-invasion.

ink / pencils / ball pen / canvas

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