“SHINKA” : Heart of the flower

心花

“Heart of the Flower” also depicting the Lotus flower, is a life that grows in muddy water. Yet despite this, it blooms above the water as a pure, beautiful, yet delicate flower. It portrays the nurturing of purity and faithfulness despite in darkness, whilst also embodying spiritual enlightenment. It spoke, whatever happens in life, never forget the heart of lotus flower…

 

 

Koshu’s teacher was very insistent for her to produce this artwork when she was given the title as a calligraphy teacher. However, she never fully understood its importance at that time..

The Word from Buddhism, Koshu’s first Artwork 1991

『心花』仏教の言葉で花は蓮の花を示す。泥水の中で生まれ育ち、水面で清らかな花びらを咲かす蓮の花。

〜どんな苦難の中でも清らかな蓮の花の心を忘れないように〜。

 

1991年、紅秋が雅号を受理した時に亡師が想いを込めて渡した言葉である。亡師は良く出来たと額装までしてくれたにも関わらず、この作品に想いを向けず、一度も展示する事は無いままの作品である。この作品が紅秋の人生の重要な言葉となる。