Vase, Tz'u Chou ware, 13th century China.
I asked him about how he had been taught to see, and he responded with a parable: "Look at things with the heart" (kokoro de mono we miru).
For the past twenty years I have sold work at a large arts festival near my home.
Vol. 17 No. 2 - Perception, Cover
Henri Poincare, the nineteenth-century French mathematician who discovered fuchsian functions, has written, “Every day I seated myself at my work table, stayed an hour or two, tried a great number of combinations and reached no results.