Recycled boxes, canvasboard, cotton netting, acrylic paints, handmade dyed Japanese washi, linen thread
Painting, dyeing, drawing, stitching, collage, assemblage
460cm x 460cm
wonderboxes – celebrating the wonder of the everyday
dip-dyed handmade washi, graphite, drawing, acrylic paint, stitching, textured card
Creativity is more than just being different.
Anybody can play weird – that’s easy.
What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace – making the complicated simple,
awesomely simple – that’s creativity.
– Charles Mingus
In the silence of drawing
hidden, yet visible, in each face
I see the Face of faces,
that the plural of man
does not exist,
is our cruelest hallucination –
see that our Oneness is infinite differentiation,
that the pattern of the universe
that what lives in me
is the Tao
in which all lives.
THIS IS NOT WHAT I BELIEVE
BUT WHAT MY EYES
SAW ON THE WAY.
all these faces, all these bodies,
a meadow, a flower,
a night moth and a cow,
A STRANGER NO LONGER
I AM AT HOME,
– Frederick Franck, The Awakened Eye
Frederick Franck was one of my most treasured teachers. He taught me how to see, how to draw as though my life depended on it, and how to live with eyes wideawake.
My website the awakened eye is dedicated to him and his vision.
Frederick Franck’s to-do list
Frederick Franck, artisan
Drawing by Frederick Franck, Mariakapel