Greetings, my name is Michelle Kirk.
The artwork you are viewing on
this website was created in my own style that I've been developing over
the past several years. I began by first working with small pen
and ink drawings, then acrylic paintings.
I named the art Mushin Art™ and
created the term to apply to my works of art exclusively. Mushin
is a Japanese term meaning 'no mind'. Basically the term mushin, describes
the martial artists ability to fully focus on the task at hand... defending
I've applied the term to my type of
art in a similar fashion. When I free the mind of external
distractions, I can give my total focus and attention to the task at
hand... creating a work of art.
As an observer of my art, you will
notice that there is a balance between the positive and negative
spaces... a Yin-Yang approach to the application of the black paint on a
This type of approach, allows for a more balanced image to adorn the canvas. The image can cover the entire canvas or only a portion of
it when painting in the Mushin Art™ style.
I enjoy the creativity of not focusing
on what the completed image is to become, but what the current shape is
that I am working on. I know a work of art is complete when the
shapes become one complete image.
New images are added to the gallery as
the works-of-art are completed, however as this type of art takes quite
sometime to create, there are only a few pieces added to the gallery at any given time. They range in size from 3 "x5"
to 40 "x40".
The largest painting I have painted to
date is 40"x40" and it is entitled "Next To Nothing Is Always Something". If you would like to view it as well as some of the other works-of-art from my private collection, please click on the Gallery to the left.
If you are interested
in owning of of my original works of art, I currently paint to order
one-of-a-kind originals in three different sizes: 16"x20",
24"x24" and 40"x40".
For details and
information on how to place an order, please click on the Place An
Thank you for visiting Mushin Art Studios™ .
Michelle Kirk, Mushin Art™ Artist