Painting as a Spiritual Odyssey:
Confessions of an Itinerant Artist
One Hour Presentation at Brown University in Autumn 2013
Michael reveals both the aesthetic technique and spiritual lessons learned from his long apprenticeship with Japanese master brush (sumi-e) painter and Zen priest Jikihara Gyokusei. Through a combination of slides and video, Hofmann shares inspiring moments of his life and studies in Kyoto, including footage of his 91-year-old teacher painting a large mural in a Japanese temple.
Hal Roth, Professor of Religious Studies, gives a six minute introduction.