Third breath, in a flash, a SAMIZEN idea,
Exercising mental strength, the samurai in meditation.
Put in image a training for endurance, without distinction “body and mind” and for this purpose, use the figure of the samurai.
Among my pictures I cut out armors, draw zazen breaks, sitting meditation from Japanese Buddhism.
My composition is quickly completed, but the realization of the cyanography is arduous, so in May 2018 I have the opportunity to exhibit my cyanographies at the Hôtel des Invalides, a temple of the French army. I absolutely want SAMIZEN to hang under the mythical golden dome, that this Zen spark be addressed to soldiers… alas, the will is vain, the work unfinished, the color pale, and I must continue to work on it, to persevere on the path of the samurai.
In autumn 2019, in my new studio in Provence, I finally meet a SAMIZEN in intense blue, concentrated, resistant.
Finding the serene softness of an unshakeable peace