|Title: CHI MEN
(Meaning, “red door” in Chinese and pronounced, “chee men”)
Image Size: 24.75 W x 19.125 H
Paper Size: 25.5 W x 19.625 H (unframed) Available
Artist's Proofs: 15
Printer's Proofs: 3
In one’s lifetime, there are many potential paths that lead through different thresholds. The choosing of the right door is almost as important as the journey itself. Here, the red door is chosen and opened only to discover the symbol for happiness (times two) crowned with perhaps the happiest of all flowers, like bright smiling faces, the golden flowers of the Sun. A wise and pleasurable choice. For a path of abundant happiness means a life well led.
Notes on Original Work of Art:
Acrylic paint on wooden panel, veiled over with hand-made Japanese rice lace, bathed in archival beeswax and polymers, bordered with 4 wooden insets wrapped in 18th century Japanese calligraphy, accented at each corner with an antiqued metal leaf, surrounded with sculpted and molded Yixing plaster using 18th century stamps to make impressions, bathed in paint and rubbed with golden paint.
Notes on Giclée:
This graphic has been printed using archival inks on fine art canvas. The Artist has hand-embellished with acrylic paints each flower blossom and bloom, and the double-happiness character on blue and white vessel.