the radiance of things as they are

New at the artisans’ gallery – photographer Roy Money

 

Roy Money - Beech Interior

Beech Interior

 

One of the most revered figures in Zen is Eihei Dogen, a 13th century Japanese Zen master who wrote that “Seeing forms with the whole body and mind, hearing sounds with the whole body and mind, one understands them intimately.” How is it possible to notice the radiance of things as they are and convey something significant of that close encounter? Certainly acute attention and some moments of grace are a part of the process.

For some artists and philosophers nature exhibits a kind of intelligence – not mind in the conventional sense but in the systematic interaction and self regulation of differentiated parts – the mind of mountains and rivers and the body they inhabit, and the intricate complexity of their innumerable relations. A rather different kind of mind than the usual meaning of the word, but a kind that resonates with my sense of the world.

– Roy Money


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Roy Money at the artisans’ gallery


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