Painting > 2021-2022

Reaching
Reaching
Mixed
36"x40
2022

Yunmen said forget the light give me the reaching. Reaching is complicated. I happens when I am separated from HERE. I have forgotten I am already part of the whole. I am never excluded no matter my assumptions or stories. So Reaching is a deeply ironic state. According to koanic legend - The (unattained Buddha) sat for a KALPA or more on the throne of enlightenment, but never became enlightened. Why? How can that be so? Reaching without need for an idea of something already held is why...So here is the difficulty of the state and the painting itself. Reaching. July 18 2022