waking up to wonder

 

Frederick Franck: Apple Tree

 

Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly discover the world.

This apple tree is not the first one I draw, but perhaps the thousandth.  I feel the sap rise to its spreading branches.  I feel in my toes how its roots grip the earth.

We do a lot of looking: we look through lenses, telescopes, television tubes…
Our looking is perfected every day, but we see less and less.

While drawing grasses I learn nothing “about” grass, but wake up to the wonder that there is grass at all.

– Frederick Franck

 frederickfranck.org


homage to frederick franck

the leaf’s budding and dying are my own!

seeing/drawing as meditation

the Face of faces

the 10 commandments (guidelines for the creative life)

frederick franck at the artisans’ gallery


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