Koan Collage: Free Your Mind

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Empty out
all those illusions
and just be
the deep blue
sea, the force of green earth, the
nothing, listening.

ClearCatrin Welz-Stein Tutt'Art@

This collage koan was inspired by the dVerse prompt to respond to the wonderful art of Catrin Welz-Stein, above.  I did my collage and poem before I looked on her website for the title of the art:  “Free Your Mind”.  Perfect.

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I did this in two parts.  First, the background, above (without words).

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Then the top piece.  I put them together and added the words.

Visit the website of this amazing artist:   Catrin Welz-Stein, featured at https://www.redbubble.com/de/people/catrinarno?ref=account-nav-dropdown&asc=

What a wonderful prompt!  Thanks Lillian and Catrin!

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32 responses to “Koan Collage: Free Your Mind”

  1. Sharon Mann says :

    It is great to see the images separate and then put together…a very “free your mind” example.

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  2. lillian says :

    Love how you responded to this prompt in both your own collage/image and in response to Catrin’s image! So nice to see you here at dVerse and in particular, with this prompt.
    Ah yes………the key is listening! Listening without preconceived ideas or perceptions. Open listening. Well put and a great response to the image.

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  3. georgeplace2013 says :

    “and just be” good advice

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  4. Frank Hubeny says :

    I like the idea that when the illusions are gone we get the deep blue. It’s like cleaning a window.

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  5. merrildsmith says :

    I love how you responded to this prompt, Kerfe.
    (Still kind of space and time though, right?) 🙂

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  6. Evelyn Flint says :

    Great collages….

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  7. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) says :

    Love the way you have found the words and art to free your mind.

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  8. Claudia McGill says :

    I love this. Expansive. Freeing. And beautiful to look at. I like the 3D nature of the visual portion.


  9. Charlie O'Shields says :

    Beautiful result! Love seeing the separate images… really gorgeous and loved “the… nothing, listening” 😍

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  10. Jill Kuhn says :

    I will have to check out the collage artist that you mentioned, Kerfe! Love how you did your collage in 2 parts and then merged them together. Brilliant! 💚

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  11. annell4 says :

    I like what you did!

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  12. Janice says :

    Superb response.

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  13. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says :

    we fool ourselves with illusions… and of course, listening is rare these days!

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  14. Singledust says :

    lovely collage! to empty our heads and just be, and be still is very hard to accomplish but so rewarding when we do, gives us clarity and clarity is power eventually.

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