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An investigation into time and impermanence by Miya Ando.

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“The title of this work is ‘Sui Getsu’ (which translates as Water Moon in Japanese). The reflection of a flower in moonlight that is floating in water – it has to do with absence, and presence, and the beauty in all things fleeting and transitory. These are the words of a Zen Master to a Zen monk after completion of the monk’s training. This work is an investigation into time and impermanence, as well as perception and things of an illusory nature. The moon as a reflector, having no light of its own, and the moon’s connection to water and our tides on earth interest me.”

The piece is pigment, 24 karat gold, urethane, mica, stainless steel. 2019"

-Miya Ando



“An idea based in Buddhism and quantum physics states that the fundamental nature of reality is that all constituent forms that make up the universe are temporary.

Beauty is an awareness of the present moment; a recognition that all things are impermanent.”

- Miya Ando

On: Beauty



Miya Ando is an American artist who lives and works between New York City and Los Angeles. Ando’s work has been shown at LACMA, The Detroit Institute of Art Museum, The Luft Museum, The Noguchi Museum and SCAD Museum of Art, among others, and she exhibited her work in “Frontiers Reimagined” during the 56th Venice Biennale. She has been the recipient of several grants and awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Award and Commission for The Philip Johnson Glass House.



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