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Zen of Seeing by Frederick Franck
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Mar 26, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: alternative-health, art-theory, artists-work-bio, 2012-reads
Read in March, 2012

I had read one other book by Franck. His words always seem to settle me on creating art, not out of angst, but out of a place of wonder and praise, appreciation and real seeing. Seeing/Drawing is a term he came up with for a medatative excercise to trust the eye/mind/hand relationship and to cultivate it while letting go of other distractions. This work speaks much about movement and form, of study and of nature. A good read for any artist. Perhaps a bit too autobiographical attimes for my liking, but a solid source of inspiration throughout. His handwriting of the text is an intriquing aspect of the book. Intermixed with his own illustrations, it sets a tone of converstaion rather than lecture.
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