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Still Life with Pear and Silver Cup

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Just sharing a bit from Siddhartha in relation to what mindful studio practice means to me:
“The river has taught me to listen; you will learn from it, too. The river knows everything; one can learn everything from it.” 
“Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?”
“Yes, Siddhartha,” he said. “Is this what you mean? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere, at that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past, nor the shadow of the future?” ~ Excerpt is a conversation between Siddhartha & Vasudeva, pp. 105-7, Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse, 1922.
If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see Still Life with Silver Creamer, Clementine, and Cranberries (Live Demo Painting, 2020), Still Life of Peonies in a Silver Pitcher (with Self-Portrait Reflection) (larger painting, 2022), or a bunch of my paintings of pears or silver objects.

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