a visual haiku
I am engaged in the painting of a perception.
The perception of the extra-ordinary in the ordinary.
Of the backyard flower and of the faraway mountain…
of the sun and of the moon…
of that which calls my heart.
This is the dance I play, and my art is the visible remnant.
watercolor 11 x 7 inches
My work is
‘subject matter’ oriented
it has never been descriptive
it is about exploring, possibly as a
metaphor, what is our reality
the answering or exploring of this
question will always be visual
Much like sumi-e the most important
part of my work is that which is not
painted or that which is left unsaid.
watercolor 18 x 24 inches
The work is about searching for
balance, specifically a
balancing of opposites.
In a sense the ‘yin and yang’ of things.
Concurrent to this disciplined
approach to form is a free and lyrical
use of colour.
The result is a stillness as if one is
meditating or being presented with a
‘The inward path.’
Up and Uped 2009,
watercolor on arches paper, 15×15 inches
The approach has always involved
what is called
A state where you know you are
unknowing and open to what is being
presented to you.
– Robert Sinclair
Source: A Visual Haiku, by Robert Sinclair © 2009
Images and text © copyright Robert Sinclair