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The late 1950's into the 1960's produced Western artists who were influenced by Eastern and Zen Buddhist philosophies of aesthetics which led to Minimalism.  These influences are still being practiced in contemporary art.  It is a way of finding a certain balance visually, as a practitioner of that discipline, and as an appreciator of that art, which leads to a certain way of thinking that can be an integral part of a persons lifestyle. What is of additional interest is when the traditions of functional art such as weaving are embraced with the same repetitive process driven practice as demonstrated in the work of Jane Proctor. The drawings are an integral part of her routine. The creative process is therapeutic. Each line is drawn like a woven thread with a brush or dip pen. The process is deliberately time consuming; disciplined, and has similarities to a ritual or ceremony. 

The sounds and sights of nature seen and heard from her artist studio, influence the intimacy and modesty of these drawings. The line is economic but repeated with a small brush dipped in ink upon hand made Japanese Kozu Shi paper. Each drawing takes approximately eighteen hours to complete. They require patience and a disciplined technique.  They are quiet and as a series each has a subtle change that shifts the composition dramatically.  They are the same but different and are simple and complex at the same time.

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