Title: “ZHE MENG”
(Meaning, “the dream” in Chinese and pronounced “je mang”)

Image Size: 32.5” W x 25.5” H
Paper Size: 33.25” W x 26.25” H (unframed)  Sold Out
Edition: 25
Artist's Proofs: 10
Printer's Proofs:

Early morning pushes through the faded window shade. Her eyes wearily open and sees the empty wooden rice bucket on the floor. Another day begins of working the gray, wet fields, gathering food, and surviving. Her eyes close and she drifts to a tranquil garden. She stoops to gather fragrant blossoms. She carries them into a room veiled in cashmere curtains, lush floor coverings, and an exquisite settee, and waits for her husband of fine pedigree…Her father’s voice brings her back as he reminds her the fields await. But what drives her this morning is the dream of what will be.

Notes on Original Work of Art:
Inspired by an 18th century wood rice bucket, captured with acrylic paint on fine watercolor paper, surrounded on four sides with insets of 19th century fabric from a temple screen, bordered top and bottom with panels of 19th century Indian cashmere, over painted with gold paint using a 16th century wooden hand-carved Pali prayer book cover, and on left and right panels wrapped with contemporary Japanese cashmere and accented on right with a 19th century tassel and iron hardware from a temple screen.

Notes on Giclée:
Heavily enhanced by Artist with acrylic paint applied to flowers on Fine Art canvas.

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