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Flowers from the sky, a title from painter Brenda Louie, is a lovely metaphor for a hidden level an artist might hope to contact. But how often do we encounter a piece of art that awakens us to something beyond our ordinary getting and doing? Certainly, it’s the territory Linda Connor seeks in her photography, and it’s also at the heart of the Japanese art of sho that calligrapher and professor Ron Nakasone talks about so eloquently. Each speak eloquently about their work. And there’s much more… Editor's Introduction


Issue# 31               Feb 2016

Flowers from the Sky

Table of Contents

Flowers from the Sky
A Conversation with Brenda Louie

On Art and Mindfulness
Enrique Martinez Celaya

Outside of Time
A Conversation with Linda Connor

The Art of Sho
A Conversation with Ron Nakasone

Strange and Marvelous
The Paintings of Arthur Bell

In Pursuit of Birds
Ladislav Hanka

Indigo Animal
Rue Harrison

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