Friday, January 27, 2012


Seeing/drawing is, beyond words and beyond silence,
the artist's response to being alive.  Insofar as it has 
anything to transmit, it transmits a quality of awareness.


And yet I know artists whose medium
is life itself, and who express the inexpressible
without brush, pencil, chisel, or guitar.
They neither paint nor dance.
Their medium is Being.
Whatever their hand touches 
has increased Life.  
They SEE and don't have to draw.  
They are the artists of being alive. 

Frederick Franck
The Zen of Seeing :  Seeing/Drawing as Meditation 
Photo:  Peter Bowers