The Seeking

Hoorn NL

When I was 10 years old, I went on a school trip to the foot of Mt. At that time, I found an old well. The well was filled with deep greenish-blue water. There were pink-gold and yellow-silver waves on the surface of the water. It was the light reflected from the fish swimming at the bottom of the well. I watched for a while, but was stuck in the morning mist behind me, with Mt Fuji in the background. I couldn't help wondering why these fish were able to swim freely like birds in the well. I also wondered why the water was so clean that I could even see pebbles and coins at the bottom of the well. I was later told that this well water comes from Mt. There are eight springs near this well, all of which are connected underground and share the water from the mountain. When I stood by the well, I could only see this old well, but I was impressed by the fact that they are connected underground and that all the springs have pure water flowing from them.

It seemed to me like a metaphor for human consciousness being somehow connected and united, and it still remains deep in my memory.

The drawing is done with 86 different pencils. These pencils come in 16 varieties and are produced in 11 countries.






Photo: Shingo Osanai