To look at a thing is very different from seeing a thing.
One does not see anything until one sees its beauty.
It takes a long time to look.
I loved the close up views of her work.
You will see fabulous brushstrokes and mark making, which I perceive as beauty.
She says that it takes a long time to look,
and looking is an important part of her art practice.
Perceptive observation is seeing with your brain,
feeling with your eyes,
interpreting with your heart.
Nota Bene by Mary Nomecos
Prajna is the Tibetan word for clear seeing,
the innate intelligence we all possess deep inside
that allows us to look at ourselves and others with humility
and compassion, but without judgments of good or bad
attached to those observations.
Wide Open by Mary Nomecos
The most satisfying and most basic art experience is looking
– pure, unmediated observation and sensation.~Roy Thurston