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1985 automatic drawing, 3x5", ink; tinted 2001 by Chris Wayan

I didn't know myself what this was about till I had to write these notes. Suddenly I got it. The sword, the bullet train zooming along below Fuji... they share something. The swift efficiency of the samurai sword and the bullet-train comes from tight focus, and attention to detail.. and the banishment of doubt. That feudal loyalty to a purpose explains why I drew the sword curved; the same drastically tight focus is found in Islam too.

figure with sword, before a bullet-train, with Fuji on the horizon
It leads to discipline, and excellence, and... trouble.

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