SHU HA RI - The Art of Mastery

SHU HA RI - The Art of Mastery

Artist      :  Azumi Uchitani

Medium   : Sumi & acrylic ink on paper, mounted on vintage silk Obi

Size         : 106 cm x 30 cm

Price        : SOLD

Available for sale. Exhibited at Nomadworks 1216 Broadway, New York, US, (11 Sep- 4 Dec 2021)

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 Three Stages in Mastery


守 SHU Protect

I practice the form, I protect the form.

I respect the form. I repeat the form.

In this process, I learn the principle.

The principle is the heart of the form.

Without a solid form,

nothing can be held.


破 HA Break

I detach myself from the known,

Breaking the form of basic, with trials and errors,

I discover what works for me and what doesn’t.

It is scary to be here.

But the principle I learned never leaves me.

I trust my soul and I evolve.


離 RI Transcend

I see I have wings now.

The wings, gifted by the divine.

With the colour of my soul,

With the patterns of my skills,

With the power of my principle,

I fly with my wings, with the divine.


- Azumi Uchitani