Wisdom is Unknowing

Following "Nature" visitors step "Into the Void".  This installation is composed of two giant wall mounted vinyl photographs, installed on an existing 10x11' elevator shaft in the shape of a three-dimensional cube within the space.  The spacial arrangement within each photograph (one of a giant sculpted Buddha head and one of a cypress tree in a swamp) is that of a cube the same exact proportional dimensions as the actual elevator shaft, creating the illusion of interior depth.  The idea is an attempt to visually demonstrate the notion of “beginner’s mind.”  Practicing this view cultivates the ability to approach life with an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions.

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few.”  - Shunryu Suzuki


© 2015 John Duckworth
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