Oriri is the origin of the word ‘orient’. It means ‘to rise’.
I was going to include a joke about what they say when Bobby O’leary goes to Japan but that would be in bad taste.
The Samurai, after a grueling practice would fall to his knees before a blank canvass and the perfect outflowing embodiment of that practice would appear in an instant on the canvass.
I entitled this piece ‘Oriri’ because this was one of those moments. I’m not a Samurai, but I can push myself to a limit and allow transcendence followed by the expression. This painting took me less than 3 minutes to complete. It is the embodiment of our inner struggle between our past self-image and our future one. We must overcome these limits to rise.