July 28, 2009

ears p 1ear jules 2


the mirror

July 28, 2009

the artist Layli Rakhsha recently sent me this poem

The Mirror

Shabistari (1250? – 1340)

Your eye has not strength enough
to gaze at the burning sun,
but you can see its burning light
by watching its reflection
mirrored in the water.

So the reflection of Absolute Being
can be viewed in the mirror of Not-Being,
for nonexistence, being opposite Reality,
instantly catches its reflection.

Know the world from end to end is a mirror;
in each atom a hundred suns are concealed.
If you pierce the heart of a single drop of water,
from it will flow a hundred clear oceans;
if you look intently at each speck of dust,
in it you will see a thousand beings.
A gnat in its limbs is like an elephant;
in name a drop of water resembles the Nile.
In the heart of a barleycorn is stored a hundred harvests.
Within a millet-seed a world exists.
In an insects wing is an ocean of life.
A heaven is concealed in the pupil of an eye.
The core at the center of the heart is small,
yet the Lord of both worlds will enter there.

Translated by Florence Lederer / Edited by David Fideler

green world

July 18, 2009


the world upside down

July 16, 2009

upside down 1

high above the studio

July 16, 2009

Activity. Ceaseless movement.decent 1decent 2decent 3decent 4decent 5

slow burn

July 16, 2009

i thought the winter sun was weak… i was wrong…camera obscuraslow burn

sky and painting 1b

full moon 7th of july

July 10, 2009

7th july full moonThis is the third full moon I have experienced at the Fremantle Arts Centre.


July 10, 2009

headless birdcarrionA headless bird appeared outside the studio. 

“Things derive their being and nature by mutual dependence and are nothing in themselves.” Quoted from Nagarjuna in ‘The Tao of Physics’ (1991) by Fritjof Capra p. 150.

a new life

July 10, 2009

Ogabriella eve uhlmannur long awaited daughter, gabriella eve uhlmann is born on the 30th of june 2009 at 12.27pm. she is light, covered in a fine waxy substance and beautiful.

birds filled the trees outside the hospital after the rains.bird