when cherry blossom
no regrets (Issa)
Why are we attracted to sculpture and painting, poetry and song? These man-made attempts at recreating the natural beauty of the world around us cannot hope to fully replicate the subject being replicated.
There are those who might argue that a painting of cherry blossoms cheapens the experience because the very impermanence of the blossoms is part of their beauty. I would argue, though, that because art is not a re-creation, but merely a reminder of the real thing, that it is, in its own right, beautiful.
Perhaps art is a single bite of a much larger banquet, but oh, what a delicious bite it is!
the brevity of
cherry blossoms – eternal
in silver and ink
The above piece inspired by Kanzen Sakura’s prompt at dVerse, and by this beautiful coin recently released by the Royal Canadian Mint.
(Celebration of Spring coin can be found at the Royal Canadian Mint web page)