Just Enough

January 15, 2010

The first time I came across the term oryoki it was used in reference to the begging bowls of Japanese Buddhist monks who would take their bowls and beg for just enough food for the day.  In difficult times, looking for “just enough” to get through the day can open one’s eyes to the abundance of gifts that are routinely bestowed.  “Just enough” can be something as simple as a stranger’s smile, a bluebird flying across the path on a gray January day, or a glimpse of beauty from the corner of the eye.  This piece is titled Oryoki. It relates to the begging bowl in a non-literal, intuitive way.

This piece will be in the up-coming show at Rivermont Studio in Lynchburg which opens February 5.  Look for details here next week!

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2 Responses to “Just Enough”

  1. Betsy Says:

    Yikes! Spikey, spikey! Having seen this piece in process, nestled in Sarah’s warm friendly, creative studio, this final thorny cup is such a transformation! The cup’s membrane is beautifully translucent, especially in the late afternoon winter sun of her studio. Seeing all of her work in the studio reminds me of how intertwined life and art are. Sarah’s new 3-D pieces are especially evocative of important moments of life. ends. Beginnings. Joy and sorrow along the way.


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