|Title: HIDDEN DRAGON
Image Size: 24 W x 34 H
Paper Size: 25.5 W x 35.5 H (unframed) Available
Artist's Proofs: 25
Throughout Chinese history, the dragon continues to be one of China’s most complex, multi-layered symbols. As a magical animal, the dragon is able to shrink to the size of a silk worm and then it can swell up until it fills the space between heaven and earth. It can be visible or invisible as it chooses. On the day of its ascent into heaven it cannot be seen being hidden in the rain clouds on which it rides. In this magnificent, sapphire midnight pond illuminated by the flowers of the sun… can you find the dragon?
Notes on Original Work of Art:
Acrylic and fluorescent paints on heavy watercolor paper, veiled over with hand-made Japanese rice lace, bathed in a mixture of melted archival beeswax and UV-resistant polymers, surrounded with gold leaf, bordered with wood-wrapped insets of Buddhist silk from the famous mills of Varanasi, India, with outside panels wrapped in late 1800’s Chinese silk with dragon motif wrapped in contemporary silk netting, adorned at each corner with vintage metal from a Chinese tea tin, topped with 9th – 10th century Chinese cash coins affixed with melted religious wax collected from holy temples and monasteries, all mounted onto archival museum board.
Notes on Giclée:
1. There are no embellishments to 1/75 thru 75/75 of the Edition.
2. The vessel is hand-embellished by the Artist with brushwork using 12 acrylic paints. (Artist’s Proofs only)
3. The flowers are hand-embellished by the Artist using 12 acrylic and fluorescent paint colors accented with heavy palette knife work. (Artist’s Proofs only)
4. Four 10th -17th century Chinese cash coins are affixed by the Artist to the print using melted religious wax collected from holy temples and monasteries. (Artist’s Proofs only)
5. All Editions and Proofs signed and numbered by the Artist with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Printed using archival inks on fine art watercolor paper.