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Thousand Mountains

One of my spiritual mentors, the well-known Korean poet Midang, memorized names of the 1000 mountains of the world to keep his mind sharp in his later years.

I promised him that while he recites 1000 names starting with Mt. Kilimanjaro, I will paint 1000 mountains, and we will have a Thousand Mountains show together.

He passed away before we could keep that promise; I painted many mountains in various works—a mountain as a container, as a small world of its own.