Senbazuru Warera Dokoeyuku
(1000 Cranes Where
Are We Going?)
Size: 41 " x 42"
About Senbazuru Warera Dokoeyuku
(1000 Cranes Where Are We Going?)
A stunning all-white composition employing the characteristic "1000 Cranes" motif. In this work, as with many of Hiromi's other pieces, we discern a sense of quiet movement which is paradoxically both active and, at the same time, peaceful.
The Buddhist concept of "Sunyata" has been invoked in attempts to describe Hiromi's art. The great American poet, Wallace Stevens, describes this state of being in his poem, "The Snow Man":
One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;
And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter
Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,
Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place
For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.