Sometimes this is just too easy. Really.?! I am leaving the gym. It is a nice fall night in Daly City. In the parking lot, there is a man and his girlfriend and they are changing the wheel on their car. I think to myself how glad I am that sometimes the opportunity to give just presents itself! I stroll over and ask them if they need any help. “Nah, I think we got it.” says the guy. Just then his hand slips off the wheel wrench and smacks the pavement. “Ouch!” It looks like it hurt. So I get down and grab the wrench and help take off the lug nuts on the wheel. He rolls the ‘donut’ wheel over and I place it on the car and tighten up the lug nuts in a star pattern…I forget which of my two brothers taught me to do that….and wonder how they are doing. Then I try to stay present. I finish and shake his hand. “Hey man, thanks a lot.” he says. It was nice. We stand around and talk a bit more…and then I head for the BART train. Easy as pie….or ‘pi’. Whatever.
Today’s painting represents this project as a whole. Things move in circles sometimes. I wanted to illustrate the nature of the whole project somehow. Try to encompass all things that are the Gift Prolific. The enso in the middle (white) represents the daily meditation aspect of the project. The colors signify all the different paintings. And the geometry represents the gifting and seeing how it moves through my life and world. I feel like I could work on this painting for another 10 hours and it still wouldn’t be done. As it is, it has taken 2 nights to finish. So I have to move on. I will be making a bigger piece like this soon. I want to explore this idea some more. Really see where it goes.
SOUNDTRACK: (Bands) Bonobo, Barn Owl, Cult of Luna, Tool.