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Amaterasu Art is a study of Light and Harmony created by the Universe in natural settings.
The art you find here has been influenced by the practice of Ten no Hikari (The Light of Heaven) Zen.
The essence of the Universe can be witnessed first hand
within the peace of nature.
The Universe is glorious Light
The Universe is beautiful Sound
Study the heart of the Universe within oneself
by observing first hand
the peaceful, flowing world surrounding oneself in nature.
The real pictures - the Amaterasu art pieces are the ones the Universe naturally creates that are already there.
Outdoors in nature is a perfect place to practice Amaterasu Art. The real pictures - the Amaterasu Art pieces - are the ones the Universe naturally creates that are already there. Amaterasu artists attempt to share these pieces along with the timeless inner qualities that go hand in hand with peace, a body of water, open spaces, the vast sky, the wind/air, the earth, trees, plants and animals, the four seasons and the ever-changing light of the moon, the sun, the stars, and the friendly warmth of campfires at night.
Amaterasu Art is a contemporary, Universal art. It depicts the essence of nature through photography in the places where essence and form meet - often in conjunction with poetry, calligraphy or Zen art.
Amaterasu Art follows many of the same principles as calligraphy and Zen art, and like each of these art forms, it can also be found in both colour and black and white. Artists flow in harmony with their work just as it happens, so being outside amidst nature, patience, the natural flow of events and the unexpected (Such as finding an enso made by White Clouds in the sky.) will help convey an understanding of the meaning, the essence of the artist(s) and the Divine regardless of language barriers. Sharing insight is much more important than skill or perfection.
Like puzzles, Amaterasu art usually has several layers of meaning that could range from light-hearted to quite urgent which unfold in the fullness of time.
The Universe speaks very specifically in nature and in life.
It is up to each person to begin to listen, notice and see.
Has art ever found you?
Amaterasu Art is one of the practices of Ten no Hikari Zen.
Art the Universe creates.
Family oriented - A flowing Zen perspective
The Universe As Our Teacher
Practice - Our Prayer For World Peace