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The Sound of One Hand: Reaching Beyond the limits of Traditional Ink Painting

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Art Video Page

Sumi-e Video Art Page

I have recently discovered how to create art videos of my elegant sumi-e artwork and have learned how to post these beauties live on the popular website YouTube. I have been happily working away at my creations for a few days now and I am really enjoying myself. I have found a new outlet for my ever changing creativity on the computer. I have created a Studio Video page on my personal art website and I would be pleased if you would visit it.

Thank you for your support!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Studio Video

Studio Video

Contemporary Sumi-e Art studio video
This is a new studio video. It contains Contemporary Sumi-e Bamboo (only). Modern brush painting reaching beyond the limits of traditional ink painting creating spirit and the sound of one hand. Meditative artistic Zen. This video includes music called 'Waves of Bliss' by Marina Raye. So, turn your volume on. I hope you enjoy viewing it. Get ready for some visual eye candy!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Moss Library location of #twitterartexhibit

Moss Library, Norway

This is the location of the first International Twitter Art Exhibit held in Moss Norway. It is the brain child of @DavidSandumArt ~ David Sandum, painter. See my post of November 11, 2010 for more information about the art exhibit.

David writes on his blog, "As so many of you are involved in #twitterartexhibit, I figured I'd better take some pics after today's meeting with the library director. Moss is a small town with about 30.000 people, so the library is not exactly humongus. But it has three floors and is more than suffiecient for the populus. The library (bibliotek in Norwegian) is located in a part of town called Møllerbyen that used to be part of the towns industry (years ago). The wall will will be able to show 240 cards, and so far we've received art from 173 artists (4 more days to go until deadline ends Nov 27th). The library is located next to the city's movie theater (kino). You can read more about Moss, Norway here:,_Norway

The statue/sculpture out in front (of the boy reading), is made by American sculptor in Moss (from NY state), Bruce Naigles - who is well known here and a close friend of mine (we used to have studios next to each other for three years). I think it is the most wonderful sculpture. Bruce is not on Twitter but you can find him on Facebook and his website:"
David Sandum
For more library pictures and information go to David's blog.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

International Twitter Art Exhibit

Spirit Long Postcard
by @CaseyStudio

This is my contribution to the Twitter Art Exhibit in Moss, Norway

The first ever International Twitter Art Exhibit postcard size event will be held in Moss, Norway on December 1, 2010 and will be on display for 2 months. This exhibit is the 'brain child' of fellow Twitter artist and friend @DavidSandumArt. The postcard art exhibit will benefit the Moss Children's Library.  A wall of cards will be displayed for people to enjoy. Each card will be labeled with the artist's Name, City, Country,  @TwitterName, and Title of Work. The cards will be sold for $34 (200 NOK) and all the sales will go to the children's library to buy books. I am honored to be part of this wonderful art event. Can you imagine 140 hand painted cards from artists all over the world covering  a huge wall? How splendid for the eye to see!

More details and a complete list of artists can be found HERE

11-13-2010 update for #twitterartexhibit: 
Great news! Punkt Ø -Momentum (Norwegian goverment art agency), has now agreed to be a partner in project and custom-construct the large white wall for the cards, which will be located at the library entrance. This will take two workers a full days work!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Casey Shannon Studio ~ 2011 Calendar

Casey Shannon Studio~ 2011 Calendar calendar
Casey Shannon Studio~ 2011 Calendar by CaseyStudio

Beautiful Sumi-e 2011 Calendar by Carmel Artist Casey Shannon. Each page displays a unique sumi-e for you to enjoy during each month. Elegance creating 'The Sound of One Hand'.
Casey Shannon Studio

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hakuin-N.Y. gets 'one hand clapping' Zen debut!

'Two Blind Men on Bridge'

N.Y. gets 'one hand clapping' Zen debut!

The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The publication of J.D. Salinger's "Nine Stories" introduced a new generation of Americans to a Zen Buddhist koan roughly translated as, "What is the sound of one hand clapping?"
News photo
"Making Dango"

This koan, which is an aid to meditation that cannot be solved by logical thinking, can be traced back to the 18th century Zen master Hakuin Ekaku.
Hakuin, who was also a brilliant and prolific painter, is virtually unknown to American audiences. Now, in the hopes of remedying that situation, the Japan Society in New York is staging the first retrospective of Hakuin's work in the United States.
Read full article in The Japan Times

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

International Sumi-e Society

Sumi-e Certification

International Chinese Calligraphic Art
Ink Painting Artist Instutite

I was honored to be asked and recorded (10-16-2010) as an Invited Artist and a Counselor in this International Society of Chinese Art and Ink Painting Institute, which is located in Tokyo Japan and headed by Master Sumi-e painter Ransui Yakata

Click Here for information about the institute.
It is mostly written in Japanese but you'll get the idea!

View Society Video

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