READING IN BED 2010 oil on canvas 122 X 122 cm Image links to my website.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New Work June 2014

The Ten Bulls series will be shown at 
Pasinger Fabrik Kultur- und Bürgerzentrum, Munich 
April - June 2015

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil  a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

Ten Bulls by Kakuan, transcribed by Nyogen Senzaki and Paul Reps, 
illustrated by Tomikichiro Toruriki
Anchor Books, 1961

No. 3   Perceiving the Bull

I hear the song of the nightingale.
The sun is warm, the wind is mild, willows are green along the shore.
Here no bull can hide!
What artist can draw that massive head, those majestic horns?

Wahrnehmen den Stier

Ich höre das Lied der Nachtigall.
Die Sonne ist warm, der Wind ist mild,Weiden sind grün am Ufer entlang.
Hier kann kein Stier verstecken!
Welche Künstler kann diese massiven Kopf, diese majestätischen Hörner ziehen?

 the seed image, from 'Bonanza: Killer Lion', Whitman Publishing, 1966
illustration by Jason Studios

Perceiving the Bull    June 10 2014     oil on canvas     152.5 X 244 cm 


  1. You have totally intrigued me. Just down the road from you and reconnecting to my love of art (in other words finding the time to do what I love). Ten Bulls - art, Bonanza, zen, Ten Bulls and a smish of psychology. PS If you are ever looking for burdock again let me know - my horses collect them every fall.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and interest! Burdock seems to be making a comeback (along with sparrows) after going missing for a couple of decades. Used to be everywhere, then wasn't. I thought I had to give up on burrs work, but now maybe not. Yes indeed, I'm always in the market for 'dock. Come down & visit the studio sometime. And come to the opening of the show bernard siller & I put together at the Craft Centre. The dates are at the top of this blog and the opening is on Saturday 19 in the afternoon.