So Dong-Pa an artist during the Song Dynasty of ancient China, coined the term "sympathetic intuition". It translates as, "If you want to draw bamboo, you have to make it grow in your mind first."If one concentrates on bamboo correctly, it should appear vividly in your mind.An artist must seize that moment. If not, the image will soon disppear."Sympathetic intuition" is thought of as a driving force in traditional Far East artworks.The creative process is all about expressing the artist's imagination which is the most vivid when the artist and the subject are united together as a whole.
contemplationBy Son Su-yong