PZI member Michael Hofmann paints and sculpts in his Forestville, CA studio. He has exhibited work in Japan and locally. Michael has taught Sumi-e (Japanese ink painting) workshops to groups at PZI, and his art and calligraphy grace our zendos in sesshin.
Santa Fe, NM Artist Piper Leigh’s work is interdisciplinary. She writes poetry and creates installations – Images are from an installation: Ancestors, Mothers & Muses courtesy of artist Piper Leigh.
“Not deciding it is or it isn’t, do you have the courage to be at peace with this? Everyone wants to leave the endless changes, but when we finish bending and fitting our lives, we come back to sit by the charcoal fire.”
During the final night of the 2015 January sesshin, the teachers have a conversation about identity, art, intimacy, and the nature of koan study.