Throwing away eight years of my calligraphy (video)

In March of 2017, after seven years of testing, I became a Shihan, or Master-Teacher in the Shosenbu Calligraphy group of Nagoya, Japan. When I started studying calligraphy, I wondered how many practice sheets it would take to become master. Could I fit them all on a single table? I collected them for eight years and it turns out that I could; I could fit “mastery” on a table. Afterward, I felt the need to become blank: to disappear my earlier writings: to start over. In the video entitled: “Throwing away eight years of calligraphy” (2017) you see me putting these practice sheets down the trash shoot of my building.

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