I am not happy that I haven’t posted anything here since early June. I have been so busy packing, moving, unpacking and doing all kinds of tasks needed for my move from Princeton, New Jersey to Connecticut that I haven’t had a moment to work on my life-time love of illustrating I Ching Meditations. I’m not quite ready to dig into that so thought I would post something about an experience with the hexagram, Inner Truth and my move.
I didn’t really leave my personal inner truth in Princeton, but a plaque of the Chinese character that was made for me several years ago in a trade with James Hewes, an artist/carpenter. James makes sculptures based on the I Ching. He made me a clay plaque of hexagram 61, Inner Truth as a trade for one of my books. James lives and works in the woods in Montana. The work that he sent me reflected that environment. I hung it but I never was happy with how the piece looked inside. Before I moved I took the plaque into the path in the woods that I walked on every day and found a place in a tree where the clay plaque of Inner Truth looked perfect, as if it grew there organically. Inner Truth still lives on in Princeton, New Jersey.
I have also been working on a series of paintings based on the Chinese character for each hexagram of the I Ching. I the last one I finished was Inner Truth, posed here.