“Lee” Lines. Wave After Wave

In contours of the water-chiseled stones and undulating curves of the female body associatively repeating each other, the visual embodiment of "lee" principle from the ancient Chinese Taoist philosophy is discerned.

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"Beauty of moving water, wavy stones on riverbanks,

movements of the wind and clouds, outlines of mountains, shapes of trees and flowers …

All these dancing weavings of Nature are subject to certain asymmetrical and non-computable order.

The Chinese call this order “lee”. Initially “lee” hieroglyph would signify streaks in nephrite and fibers in wood.

Usually “lee” implies "beginning" or "principle" of things.

Divine order – “lee” - is the order which never stops surprising and is possible as order only because it intertwines with accidental".

 

Alan Watts.