Senbazuru Warera Dokoeyuku

(1000 Cranes Where

Are We Going?)

Size: 41 " x 42"

 

Date: 2013

 

Price: $4,500

 

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.