Bibel at times sets aside her mechanical drawing tools and reaches for her Chinese and Japanese sumi brushes to practice the controlled accident of Chinese calligraphy and sumi painting. Having learned the basics from Kaz Tanahashi, she moved from standard script to a semi-cursive, Zen-inspired form. The brush is unforgiving; it acutely reflects the state of mind of the artist.  Achieving that transcendentally responsive, poetic aesthetic image is the usually elusive goal.  These examples only begin to approach that ideal.

Debra Jan Bibel

MORPHOLOGIES:
An Exploration, An Evolution


The Calligraphy Series

 

 

Chops (seals) used in calligraphy and sumi-e paintings


Change

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Hua-Yen

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Unity: Not One, Not Two

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Forest Dharma

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Season Cycle

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Land Construction

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Ambiguity (2012)

 

[Leaves in the wind? A school of fish? Or....?]

 

 

 


 Emperor: Who stands before me?
 Bodhidharma: Don't know.

 
 

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Last revision: November 3, 2010