Sometimes, I throw self portraiture into the mix. What is it like to put your work
on display? Artists open up and lay down plenty of emotions that many people
bottle up. I think our audience likes to distance themselves and perhaps prefers
to view this on a canvas as a way of expressing themselves when they display
our works. My photo here is something I shot when contemplating a Zen koan. I still
haven't thought of a way to bring this image to a final concept. Any suggestions?
"Master Xiangyan said, suppose someone is up in a tree, holding on to the branches
by his teeth, his hands without a grip on a limb, his feet without a toehold on the
trunk. Someone under the tree asks about the meaning of Zen. If he does not
answer, he is avoiding the question; but but if he answers, he loses his life. At
just such a time , how would you reply?"