Uncial now!

And now, at last, free from the necessary but tediously tight discipline of the Roman Quadrata, having tasted the joy of intuitive calligraphic crafting,… I am delighted to announce my…

retorno a la caligrafía 2

Now roughly one year ago, in November-December 2021, I resumed calligraphy…, only to stop again (the first attempt was roughly SEVEN years ago!). (My recurrent pattern of activity throughout my…

retorno a la caligrafía 1

The nightmarishly surreal month of December 2022 here in Peking (appalling cold outside; more than one month practically confined at home, with just about everybody falling ill, and, yes, including…

one more thing-2: beauty is FORMAL INTENT

Last post today on this deliciously beautiful book, Beauty. Few important artists working today talk openly about beauty as a goal for their art. […] the sincere and unequivocal pursuit…

one more thing-1: beauty IS function

Last Sunday, I still found by sheer chance another relevant quote about form and function from Beauty. I wanted to post it that evening, but, instead, fever struck me in…

takumi

In the West we developed a tradition of almost deifying the artist that ultimately put the artisan aside, basically, to a merely decorative function. But, living in China as I…

form replaces function-2

I can never stop saying that, for me, beauty is number one in whatever I try to accomplish both personally and professionally. The captions from Beauty that I showed in…

noble materials y katachi

There are quite a few books out there entitled Ikigai, but this is the one I did find in the one book store chain that to this day has been…