Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Inner textscape: heartbeat drawing


For over fifteen years, the artist SASAKI, has been extending his Heartbeat Drawing project -- now over 300 art works, including installations and monumental. The "subject" is the heartbeat: "the proof of living in the 'now' and the bond 'shared' by most forms of life." No surprise that I learned about the Heartbeat Drawing project from Last Word / Nonomura Kaoru. SASAKI's project resonates Zen discipline, as Nonomura describes in Eat Sleep Sit (Shinchosha, 1996 and Kodansha International, 2008).