Organized by the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, this exhibit features work by Japanese scientist and artist Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002), whose paintings create a contemplative journey – a meditation on the interconnectedness of the universe.
The work expands the practice of copying sacred texts, a form of devotion with a long history in Japan. In his creative sutra copying, Iwasaki used traditional Chinese characters to copy the text. Instead of separating the verses into vertical blocks, he reconfigured verses into images of DNA, lightning bolts, bubbles, atoms and ants.
The Peeler Art Center is open Mon – Fri, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays 11 – 5 and Sundays 1 – 5. Running Sept 13 – Dec 6, this exhibit is free, and all are invited to enjoy it in the University Gallery, on the lower level of the Peeler.