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間雲 Aida Kumo, “Leisurely Cloud” 1 (Framed)

Clouds are a common metaphor in Zen poetry for the idea of non-attachment. Bankei Yōtaku (盤珪永琢, 1622-1693), Rinzai Zen master, expressed this as, 

“Realize that your thoughts are ephemeral, and without either clutching at them,
or rejecting them, just let them come and go of themselves…”

Sumi and watercolor on paper, 2020
15”H x 10”W
Signed and framed (black background/black frame)