Live Totally

Sedona, AZ, Aug. 25, 2004

China ink on xuan paper:69.4 cm X 59.4 cm
Scroll: 80.7 cm X 162.6 cm

Meditating one sunny morning in my wonderful studio in Sedona, Arizona, I was struck by the urgency to live totally. I picked up the largest brush, loaded it with intense ink and banged out the energy that rushed through me. Then, with just the few hairs sticking out from the tip of the brush, the gentle, soft, insecure, and vulnerable stroke, from right to the left, from the male side to the female, wanted to come. I allowed it, stepped back and looked. Ah, this is also part of living totally!