The Philosopher Chef


Color pencil and watercolor on paper. (8 x 11 in) 

Portrait of Jeong Kwan, an avatar of korean temple cuisine. Kwan is a zen buddhist nun cook in Baekyangsa Temple in South Korea’s Naenjangsan National Park.  Picture text: “ Cucumber becomes me. I become cucumber. Because I grow them personally and I have poured in my energy”.