Elga Grīnvalde "Ziedu lietus" ("Blossom Rain").
"Where do we find peace?" - we ask the artist Elga Grīnvalde. "In the eternal and permanent" - she answers. "In nature, the flow of seasons. Spring and fall is the time for energy, change, revolutions but then comes the never-ending green or white."
Artist found the title for this exhibition in a Zen Buddhist collection of koans. One of them describes how an apprentice of Buddha experiences a moment of enlightenment sitting under a blossoming tree:
"One day Subhuti in a mood of elated emptiness sat under a tree. Blossoms began to fall about him.
- You spoke well on the emptiness, whispered the deities.
- But I haven't spoken on emptiness at all, Subhuti said.
- You haven't spoken on the emptiness and we haven't heard the emptiness, said the deities. That is a real emptiness.
And the blossoms fell on Subhuti like rain."
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