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Beginning again : reflections on art as spiritual practice

Author: Deborah J Haynes
Publisher: Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What does it mean to become and work as an artist today? What unique challenges do artists face in the twenty-first century, and what skills are required to overcome them? How might art become an expression of spiritual life? In addressing these and other questions, Deborah J. Haynes offers reflections that range from the practical to the deeply philosophical. She explores challenging ideas: impermanence, suffering,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah J Haynes
ISBN: 9781532639418 1532639414 9781532639401 1532639406
OCLC Number: 1066740100
Description: xiv, 160 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The artist --
Drawing --
Writing --
Reading --
The fire of adversity --
Inner work --
Ritual --
Closing this place: a ritual in parts --
Sacred space --
The studio --
Religion and spirituality --
The teacher --
Mind training --
Meditation and art --
Whose tradition? --
Knowing and being --
Values and virtues --
Nature --
Taking your seat --
Art and life --
Art as a path of wisdom.
Other Titles: Art as spiritual practice
Responsibility: Deborah J. Haynes.

Abstract:

What does it mean to become and work as an artist today? What unique challenges do artists face in the twenty-first century, and what skills are required to overcome them? How might art become an expression of spiritual life? In addressing these and other questions, Deborah J. Haynes offers reflections that range from the practical to the deeply philosophical. She explores challenging ideas: impermanence, suffering, and the inevitability of death; the virtues of generosity, kindness, and compassion; and more abstract concepts such as negative capability, groundlessness, and wisdom. Individual chapters are framed by personal stories and images from the artist's work. Beginning Again: Reflections on Art as Spiritual Practice is a personal statement, born from the author's experience as an artist, writer, teacher, and Buddhist practitioner. Haynes writes for artists--and for all exploring the relationship of their creativity to the inner life. For Haynes, making and looking at art can be a form of meditation and prayer, a space for solitude, silence, and living in the present. -- back cover.

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