Pigments and China ink on Xuan-paper, 2016
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.”
In taoistic context, water as the softest element is seen as the strongest – the soft subdueing the hard. In a Chinese adage the two main characteristics of water are described the following: undesigned yet unrelenting …
To learn from the water means to imitate it, to become like it – physically and mentally. To be fully present but totally undesigned… following the flow of the moment.