Gallery: No. 3
The watercolor [bottom
row, far right] is after a drawing made by Sengai, a Zen teacher
and calligrapher. I found it in a marvelous book I
own called Sengai: The Zen of Ink and Paper.
It was written by D.T. Suzuki, the famous scholar of
Zen who made Zen, in fact, available to the West. I
like Sengai a lot. He was also a poet. The Sengai
character is so archetypical that I found I had to
have him in my gallery of characters. But I made
several changes. There are some words on the drawing
that acknowledge my indebtedness. They look like some
kind of esoteric calligraphy.