Submitted by ~A Woman’s Place~
One of the main goals our teacher has in mind for us in our drawing classes is to learn how to see. To go beyond what we think we know about the object or scene that we are trying to draw. It has been kind of an interesting exercise to do this because it takes both seeing things on face value and getting almost intimate with the subject at hand.
A connection is formed and an understanding begins. With the understanding comes an “Ah, Ha” moment with what it is you are seeing. And then the best part is when the beauty of it starts to unveil itself. The secrets of our creator whispered in the moment. Be it nature, be it architecture, inanimate objects, animate objects, or life. The design, the creation, the purpose has a purity and a beauty, but also a story latent with value, a reason to be told and a cause to be heard. Life should never be merely replicated, it should be understood, as should each one of us.
THE MEANING OF LIFE… …IS TO SEE.
Hui Neng 500 CE
JUDGEMENTS COME FROM LOOKING… …COMPASION COMES FROM “SEEING”
Quotes from my teacher