The Wise Man Prefers Incomplete Sets

Wise Men Prefer Incomplete Sets Painting by Andrew Conti

The Wise Man Prefers Incomplete Sets, Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 30″, 2015


“In everything, no matter what it may be, uniformity is undesirable. Leaving something incomplete makes it interesting, and gives one the feeling that there is room for growth. Someone once told me, “Even when building the imperial palace, they always leave one place unfinished.” In both Buddhist and Confucian writings of the philosophers of former times, there are also many missing chapters.”

More white laid into deep black navy. Creatures emerging and fading again. A monster, or the mind. Yoshida Kenko, A Mayan god,  Jack Kirby,  – all kinds of thoughts spinning as I work through this.