Brush painting is one of the many practices used to awaken one's participation and manifestation of the Tao. By focusing and directing the painter's awareness, it is an expedient way to uncover and clarify a painter's state of mind. A brush painter selects a subject, studies it to determine a minimum number of strokes, then orders and repeats these strokes until they become one single, fluid movement, generally executed on one exhalation. The extent to which the practitioner is focused, at one with the materials and techniques, is the extent to which the resulting works is infused with life and vitality of its own.
Hank is an extraordinary artist and personal friend. You can hear him discuss his art here.
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