The Great Mystery: inverted image of a fused glass panel by Shen

The art of life is more like navigation than warfare, for what
is important is to understand the winds, the tides, the currents,
the seasons, and the principles of growth and decay, so that
one's actions may use them and not fight them.

Alan Watts

As Lao Tzu said, the Dao that can be told is not the eternal Dao…
and the road you can talk about is not the road you can walk on.

One meaning, though, is way; all beings and forms follow
their own way of being which is deepened when
harmonised with the cosmic Dao of nature.

Here the lightworks branch of returntotheway
comes full circle to join its sister branch of Zhouyi
the ancient oracle more commonly known as the I Ching.

This book-which-is-so-much-more-than-a-book has a
deeply Daoist flavour…and has been of huge and enduring
value and influence to me for over thirty years now.

My creative focus of twenty of those years has been to
interpret the Zhouyi in a visual way; card decks are available here,
as are illustrations of the I Ching's sixty-four states of change.


Our Lord and Lady of Remembrance

Watercolour, translucent painting,
Available as a Giclée print.