The Cantonese phonetic spelling of my name Gaa Wai means “family jade.” It almost has nothing to do with this blog… although this blog is developing into a place neither here nor there. Thinking about art may just be my way of accessing bigger ideas. But I do have a habit of trying to reduce complicated ideas down to their basic elements. Not that saying art is a gateway to bigger ideas is a reduction of the idea.
Ok telescoping out again.
This blog has been a place where I can share my responses to books. I made a tongue in cheek post about my resolution to work through my personal library in 2018 and I don’t mind saying… I like taking my time.
Below are the books I’ve commented on, followed by a link or links to the posts.
Zen Seeing, Zen Drawing (1993) Frederick Franck 12/10/17
The Sketchbooks of Hiroshige (2001) by Daniel Boorstin, et al 05/11/19
Graphics of the German Expressionists (1984) by Serge Sabarsky 08/17/19
Bauhaus by Magdalena Droste (2006) 12/13/20
I have also offered random thoughts on some very big ideas, like Success, Happiness, Style, Value and Ego. They are a part of a series I like to call, Notes for a Younger Self.