Named & Nameless | Tao #01


The Tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named
is not the eternal name.
The Tao is both named and nameless.
As nameless it is the origin of all things;
as named it is the Mother of 10,000 things.
Ever desireless, one can see the mystery;
ever desiring, one sees only the manifestations.
And the mystery itself is the doorway
to all understanding.

Quilled Paper Mosaic/Painting on open frame (without glass), inspired by the Tao Te Ching – verse 01.

The sky perfectly represents the Nameless Tao from which 10,000 named clouds are born and to which they disolve back again in a constant mystery flow.

Named & Nameless has been coated for protection, is ready to hang and holds my signature in the back. The frame is a salvaged piece from my stash of vintage finds that I upcycled myself for the purpose of accompanying this artwork.

Quilled Paper Mosaic/Painting
Inspiration: Tao Te Ching – verse 01 | Living the wisdom of the Tao by Dr. Wayne Dyer
26×20 cm (23×17 cm window)