Rain Rain Rain

Copying is a way of collecting knowledge, as was done in the Ancient Alexandrian Library. Copying is a way of meditation, as done in Japan. Copying is a way to affect reality, as perhaps in witchcraft. I wrote RAIN many times and once again- trying to make it go on and on. More here: The […]

Enso-Mandala-Womb

Last weekend I was one of 25 participants in a calligraphy intensive day with Tirza Paytan-Sela. I was practicing the Enso; When you paint-draw an Enso, you do it from left up-words and then down. Usually the heavy part of ink is at the start. Somehow, this whole day the weight was at the end of each Enso. The […]

Taming the Ox and Avraham Ofek

The year of the ox, 2010, was celebrated by a a weekend seminar with my calligraphy group near Caesarea beach. We learned the ancient Chinese story Taming the Ox. As we practiced the ancient sign, I surprisingly recalled the ox as part of the first Hebrew letter – Alef – א It is derived from the word Alef, meaning the first, […]

Leaf and idols

I wrote: leaf, leaf leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf leaf, leaf,leaf, leaf leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf, leaf leaf, leaf,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, As idol imerged: idol, idol, idol, idol, idol, idol, idol, idol, idol, […]

Artist book – My heart is in the East

ליבי במזרח ואנוכי בסוף מערב My heart is in the east, and I in the uttermost west.   Yehuda Halevy [1075-1141] wrote these lines in Spain about his longing to Jerusalem. My longing to Japan is round around planet earth, from 32’ to 35’ where Kyoto is. Pilgrims gather stamps from temples they arrive at- […]

Reading Writing

I was eager to learn to read and write. I prepared myself an office; I collected into a show box, notes and papers I found around our home, and wrote on them small signs and pictures. I would read it to myself out loud, sailing in a different legend each time. Bending down above my […]