Blog Post Jan. 2022
The new year 2022 has just begun.
I am at a loss as to what to make of the existence of the coronavirus, which has robbed the world of two whole years, i.e. the years 2020 and 2021. Could it be that a great cosmic force acts to sound the alarm, as we human beings disregard other life and destroy the environment in a way that is too egoistic?
Masao Ido said, “All life that exists in this world, not only including terrestrial, aquatic and aerial creatures on earth from birds and butterflies in the sky to fish in the sea but also including grass and flowers, was born with a mission by the will of the universe, and I am in this world as a painter.”
In this work called “Eternal Mount Fuji”, the energy gushing from Mount Fuji is released in the form of grains into the air, which conveys a message that life is an indivisible chain with the “will” permeating everything on land and in the sea.
This year I hope we can profoundly breathe fresh air into our lungs with a big deep breath, regain our daily living with freedom of movement and feel the joy of being alive.