2017 / 48 x 48 / acrylic / Available
2017 / 76 x 48 / acrylic / Available at Artful Sol Gallery (Vail, CO)
Meiso = Meditation?
Meiso is made up of 3 kanji (Chinese Characters from the Han Dynasty [used by the Japanese]).
Me = the eyes
i = (this is a bit harder to translate, but it relates to a long story that deals with the Roku Dai or 6 elements I wrote about elsewhere in the blog)
so = the mind or our thoughts.
Meiso then is the natural position of our eyes and thoughts fitting precisely with the 6 elements of the world.
So, though we practice this as sitting still, sitting immovable, in meditation; meiso is just a skillful means for living naturally in the natural world.