Art

  • The Photography of Dennis Cordell Paid Member

    My favorite subject matter, either in painting or in photography, has always been portraiture.  I love the human face. I also prefer doing portraits of Buddhist monks and other spiritual contemplatives in Asia. They aren’t concerned with whether their portraits are cosmetically appealing. For them, a photo of themselves is simply a memento to gloss a particular occasion. Westerners often ask for “photoshop favors” such as bag, wrinkle, or chin removals. Buddhist monks know that wrinkles are just part of the impermanence of the phenomenon we call life. Future lives will bring more than enough facelifts. -Dennis Cordell, from the artist's statement on his website. More »
  • Burning Man Buddha Paid Member

    A friend just sent me this picture of an Earth Touching Buddha sculpture that was taken at Burning Man, an annual art event in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.   Image: ©Harrison Hertzman     More »
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    The Artwork of Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat Paid Member

    New artwork by Tricycle art contributor Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat will be shown at the BCB Gallery in Hudson, NY, from  November 13th through December 19th.  For more info, click here.     Images ©Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat   More »
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    Tricycle's cover artwork dismantled at Metropolitan Museum Paid Member

    Just as the Winter issue of Tricycle goes up on newsstands, the new cover's artwork is coming down. The meditator seen on the cover was photographed by Michael Dominic sitting atop Big Bambú: You Can’t, You Don’t and You Won’t Stop, Mike and Doug Starns's enormous bamboo installation on the roof of New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, which was open to the public from late April until October 31st. During its 6-month showing Big Bambú---which attracted over 600,000 visitors and hosted 6 marriage proposals---went through constant change as the artists and a team of rockclimbers added bamboo poles to the structure each day. In the end the installation was comprised of 6,700 poles and over 70 miles of colorful cord. More »
  • A morning at Japan Society, with artist Max Gimblett Paid Member

    The Tricycle staff made a field trip to Japan Society today to spend the morning with Max Gimblett, the New York artist behind the current Ten Oxherding Pictures exhibition. Gimblett was serious, charming, and engaging while he introduced us to his oxherding work in hushed, deep rich tones (we had to be quiet because they were filming an episode of Gossip Girl upstairs... yes, a strange experience to intimately explore 12th century Chinese Zen ideas while an American teen television series is being filmed in arm's reach. To nonduality!). Long story short: the show is great, and we recommend going to see it if you can. The show is running through January 16, 2011. Image: Max Gimblett outside Japan Society More »
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    oxherding at Japan Society Paid Member

    Artists Max Gimblett and Lewis Hyde Present Ten Oxherding Pictures Remixed oxherding October 1, 2010–January 16, 2011, at Japan Society New York, NY – Celebrated New York painter Max Gimblett partners with author Lewis Hyde for oxherding, a fresh, American take on the Ten Oxherding Pictures, a venerated Buddhist parable from 12th-century China. Running October 1, 2010, through January 16, 2011, oxherding shows in tandem with Japan Society's major fall exhibition The Sound of One Hand: Paintings and Calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin. Read more here. More »