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THE ENDLESS PATH
ART & POLITICS
THE MANDALA...PART: 01
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THE MANDALA...PART: 09
By peter hugo mcclure   
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Last edited: Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Posted: Friday, February 04, 2011

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MCCLURE'S RAKU,

THE TRANSMUTATION IS NOW MOVING AT A RAPID RATE OF KNOTS..."FROM SHED...TO PAINTINGS...TO ASHES"...

ALL IMAGES BY ME WERE CEROMONIOUSLY BURNT (THEY INCLUDED PAINTINGS (FRAMED & UNFRAMED), SKETCHES, SCREEN PRINTS, ETCHINGS, PHOTOS & WORKING DRAWINGS) IN AN ACT THAT I DESCRIBED AS: "MCCLURE'S RAKU"...THIS ALL TOOK PLACE BETWEEN TEA TIME (16.00 HRS) AND 17.30 HRS & INCLUDED WORKS GOING BACK NEARLY  40 YRS...THE GODS OF FIRE WERE MOST OBLIGING IN ACCEPTING "MY GIFT"...VARIOUS PEOPLE ON HEARING WHAT I HAD DONE SAID I MUST OF BEEN MAD AND WHEN I SAID THAT I HAD NO REGRETS AND THAT IT WAS  A GREAT RELIEF THEY WERE NO LESS BAFFLED...WHEN YOU CONSIDER THAT TRADITIONAL "MANDALAS" THAT ARE CREATED BY TIBETAN BUDDHIST MONKS USING COLORED SAND (WHICH WAS APPLIED WITH A SMALL APERTURED FUNNEL ON A HORIZONTAL BOARD) ARE GIVEN THE NOD OF APPROVAL BY THE ABBOT AND THEN DESTROYED OR SHOULD I SAY THE SAND WAS GATHERED TOGETHER MIXING ALL THE COLORS AS THEY WERE NOT FIXED AND PORED INTO A STREAM...THIS WAS ALL PART OF A FERTILITY RIGHT...MY ACT MUST  BE CONSIDERED IN GEATER LIGHT...FROM DUST TO DUST...THE NEVER ENDING CYCLE OF BIRTH & DEATH...ALL I HAVE FOR ALL MY EFFORTS IS A SMALL JAR OF ASHES FROM THE RAKU FIRING!                                                                                    P.S. I DID NOT DESTROY WORKS BY OTHER ARTISTS AND THE FIRST IMAGE TO BE HUNG IN MY HOME/STUDIO MANY MONTHS LATER WAS A "NAVAJO RUG"...

FURTHER INSIGHTS REGARDING THE SACRED TRADITION OF RAKU CAN BE VIEWED ON THIS LINK:

http://peterhugomcclure-raku.blogspot.com/2009/05/what-is-raku.html

SEEK ANOTHER VIEW...NOW THAT IT IS POST-RAKU...THATS WHAT I SHALL DO...

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Web Site: MCCLURE'S RAKU



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