First in a series on the poetics of mindfulness. This one is inspired by the art of Ho Chee Lick.
Author: Chih Min Chan
I wrote this poem about the transcendental joy of creating art – and meaning – from handmade paint:
Poetry and Prose https://au.blurb.com/b/11153705-imperfect
The Art of Imperfection
“Things, then, which are called “perfect” in themselves are so called in all these senses; either because in respect of excellence they have no deficiency and cannot be surpassed, and because no part of them can be found outside them; or because, in general, they are unsurpassed in each particular class, and have no part… Continue reading The Art of Imperfection
Tasteless Water of Souls
Poetry and prose celebrating imagination and creativity https://au.blurb.com/b/11124576-tasteless-water-of-souls
Aurora Quackalis and other strange forms
Above: Aurora Quackalis, 2022 Experimental pieces to explore spontaneous creativity. Acrylic and ink on 250 gsm multimedia paper.
Mana var. 3, 2022, acrylic/ ink on 250 gsm multimedia paper
Tennyson’s “Love and Death”
The poem opens in Paradise, a reference to the Garden of Eden. Love – the fruit of the Tree of Life – meets Death – lurking beneath the Tree of Knowledge, who forces Love to leave (as it is a Post-Lapsarian world – a world after the Fall). Love reluctantly lets Death have his moment,… Continue reading Tennyson’s “Love and Death”
This mandala is comprised of freehand circles and squares, difficult in this size but so liberating in its spontaneity.
Q is for Q…?
Illuminated Qs. Hand painted in acrylic on Khadi cotton rag paper which gives a lovely texture like brocaded fabric.