This is/was intended as just a playful exploration of the reverse side of the panel on which this painting was done. I wanted to see if I could make an interesting abstract with mainly black and white. The river came back and claimed the image.
I am currently in a battle with my wife about which side of the painting should face out of the frame and which should face the back!
The Zen poet Ryokan wrote:
Another year lingers to an end; Heaven sends a bitter frost. Fallen leaves cover the mountains. And there are no travelers to cast shadows on the path. Endless night: dried leaves burn slowly in the hearth. Dizzy, I try to recall the past - Nothing here but dreams. in One Robe, One Bowl
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