Crow on a Withering Tree: A Visual Koan

Chris Ella Dick

Chris Ella Dick is an artist and illustrator based in Düsseldorf, Germany. She studied at Trier University, Germany, and graduated in Philosophy, Cultural Anthropology, and Italian Literature. She did several years of research in Neurophilosophy, and worked as a translator for philosophical books. She has written, illustrated, and published several books and comics for children. Samples of her art work can be found on as well as on her blog for children She has studied Zen since 2006, has been Doen Roshi’s student since 2008, and became a monk in 2014.