Size 6.5 inch x 8.5 inch (16cm x 21cm)
Wednesday, 6 January 2021
From yesterday, we are in the 3rd Nationwide lockdown. Compare to where I was mentally during the 1st lockdown, I feel much stronger and freer now. Having said that though, I suddenly remembered this abstract piece I have created when I was feeling so ‘stuck’ and no way out. As I explained before, the Italian titles definitely capture my emotion of each creativity well. But I just could not find any other language other than to say ‘stuck’ in English to fit to my psyche perfectly.
My youngest son also reminded me that origami paper are physically stuck to the frame – ‘a good point’. It was interesting to note my middle son’s first impression. He said it is a positive picture with 3 happy people. We all observe art piece from the angle based on our own experiences and perspectives. So in a way I was glad to know he is a very optimistic individual! Or, whatever I create, I can’t help but to implicitly convey inherent joy of life?
I came across with a beautiful writing by my mentor Sensei Ikeda. He says:
“Life is painful. It has thorns, like the stem of a rose. Culture and art are the roses that bloom on the stem. The flower is yourself, your humanity. Art is the liberation of the humanity inside yourself” (website: https://www.daisakuikeda.org)