Zen Calligraphy1

Shodo combines the word sho (brush) with do ( or way/ to do ).  Basic styles vary from very precise to "grass" style which is quite exquisite and flowing. Bokuseki is a form of shodo, an expressive style of calligraphy featuring energy and rhythm.

My studies in shodo are decades now and I follow it as an extension of my former training in Bujitsu and Aikido. I discarded the first years of my work until it started to resonate. In studying the work of master calligraphers, the use of empty, or negative space in Japanese shodo has been particularly instructive.  ALXSw

Available at Pacific Artists Cooperative Gallery, Lincoln City, OR


Canyon: The Dells
12"H x 36" L
watercolor/ arches
cold pressed /
 $400 + fedX shipping

Joyful Event & Enso
18" H x 24" W
shodo ink on paper

Available at Pacific Artists Cooperative Gallery, Lincoln City, OR










Row 1

L: 3Jewels/Ichi mixed media 1

Center:  Miracle
R: Bowl of Fruit



Row 2
R Bowl of Fruit detail
Center:  Sacred Space detail
(distressed paper method)
Left : Mixed media: shodo/photography of Sparrow

Row 3:
L:  Enso & Koan
C: Original Haiku by ALXSw "August Sunflowers"
R: Mixed media: shodo/photography of Swallowtail