The Vinegar Tasters
The Vinegar Tasters
Oil on Canvas
approx. 30.5" X 30.5"

Based on old Taoist folk lore, the Vinegar tasters represents the three perceptions of reality.

They all taste the same vinegar from the same bowl they stand on. The green fluid is representative of the earth and experiences we have in life.

The elephant perceives it is sour and examines it on his finger.

The Buddha like figure reacts bitterly and spits it out.

The fuzzy bunny guy thinks it is sweet.

All are tasting the same liquor. This tells us that our perceptions in part control are experiences in our reality.

Below are pictured various worldly items an our perception of what they may mean or have value brings the viewer closer to understanding his/her place in this world.