r i c h a r d s t o d a r t
"As the time right now is all there is, each being-time is without exception entire time... Entire being, the entire world, exists in the time of each and every now. Just reflect: right now, is there an entire being or an entire world missing from your present time, or not.
...Being time has the virtue of seriatim passage. It passes from today to tomorrow, passes from yesterday to today, passes from today to today, passes from tomorrow to tomorrow, this because passing seriatim is a virtue of time. Past time and present time do not overlap or pile up in a now--and yet Ch'ing-yuan is time, Huang-po is time. Ma-tsu and Shih-tou are times too. Since self and other are both times, practice and realization are times."
— Dogen, S, "Uji"
For gallery of Tokamitsu paintings click here.
Mary Magdalene 1995 acrylic on clayboard 16" x 20"
Edition size: 800
Image size: 14" x 17"
Paper size:16" x 20"
For more information on Mary Magdalene
click on image.
To order: http://shop.fourthlloydproductions.com
Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine — environment - social justice- arts - ethical living — will be including a review of the poetry of Lewis L.Thompson in its March/April 2013 issue. The article will feature my painting of Lewis L. Thompson. Click here to see painting.
A Shattered Mirror 2013, acrylic on canvas, 38 " x 56 "
—link to "Kuge" series page
"The metaphoric vision of being "shattered" signifies the deeply human predicament that
calls for practice right this moment (shoto imoji)—beyond any explanation,
interpretation, or rationalization of it.
In this context "never reflects again" means there was no mirror in the first place
that reflected and was then broken."
—Hee-Jin Kim, "A Shattered Mirror, A Fallen Flower."
"Life and death, their comings and goings,
are all painted pictures/painting pictures;
supreme enlightenment is indeed
a painted picture/painting a picture."
—Dogen, S. "Gabyo"