Wednesday, September 2, 2009

another zen collage

This is another zen collage done last year.  It is made from photographs cut from a calendar.  Before I show you the full piece, I am posting some close-ups of sections of it.

The above close-up highlights the buddha's head and some sections of stones, and sand.
Above, again - more sand, sculpture and buddha peeking out at you.
Above, more sand, buddha's robes covering his knees and his hands and thumbs touching in peaceful, meditative repose.
Above, you can see the curve and movement, in stone, of the buddha's robes.
And finally, a view of the whole piece.  Though it is made of zen components, I find it has an architectural feel about it.    


16 comments:

  1. You're right, it has got an architectural feel about it. Why don't you save the cropped pic to a folder in My Pictures and upload it from there, Bonnie?

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  2. What fun! How creative is that?

    I just painted four walls the same brown colour, with white trim. I could have done a mural!!!!

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  3. Highly architectural, you're right. And I brought The China Study home from Borders this afternoon. Am beginning to wade through it (no steak for me tonight).

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  4. Jenn: It never occurred to me to collage on a wall . . . hmmmmmmm.

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  5. Meri:

    Yes, it's great to get the information - it's a whole other thing to put it into action. I reluctantly had chicken tonight after writing up my new vegan shopping list. I feel like I need to have a few recipes and snack option up my sleeve too, before I start. Let me know what you think of the book.

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  6. I like how the Buddha is peeking out of the stone garden. The lines are like ripples from a stone tossed into peaceful water and reminds me of the consequences of every action. Cool.

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  7. So beautiful, Bonnie! I love this!

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  8. This looks wonderful, lots of energy. Thanks for visiting my blog too.

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  9. This is very zen, but you're right, it's very architectural...did you envision that at the outset or did it happen as you created? Isn't that one of the most wonderful, fulfilling parts of art and creation..how something else develops while you're working on something "else"? Rather like life...

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  10. I don't have an analysis, but I like it.

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  11. Wow! Very Creative! It reminds me of a peice that would be seen in a museum. Beautiful! I always enjoy coming to your blog.
    Take care,Bonnie.

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  12. Pretty neat! I like all the different lines and patterns.

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  13. I like your zen collages. This one is rather complex but still zen..

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  14. I really love this piece. It would be beautiful on my wall!

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