|Title: THE MUSIC OF HIKITE
((A famous Japanese Buddhist temple and pronounced, “he-key-tee”)
Image Size: 25 W x 27 H
Paper Size: 26.375 W x 28.375 H (unframed) Available
Artist's Proofs: 25
High atop the mountains of Japan, at cloud’s edge, sits the austere monastery of Hikite. At dawn, the silence is gracefully broken by whirring prayer wheels, the gentle beat of flowered drums, rhythmic monastic chanting and the tinkling of bells echoing like morning rain over river rock. All coming together in the placid courtyard. An aural symphony of lives simply but piously led… the music of Hikite.
Notes on Original Work of Art:
Acrylic, fluorescent and metallic paints on heavy watercolor paper, veiled over with hand-made Japanese rice lace, then bathed in a mixture of archival beeswax and UV-resistant polymers, bordered with wood-wrapped insets of painted Tibetan silk, with outside panels of antique Tibetan fabric, overprinted with metallic paints using a 16th century wooden Pali print block, adorned at right with late 17th century Buddhist monk’s needle case, with early 1800’s Japanese bells rescued from the Hikite monastery, topped with a mid-1800’s Chinese pagoda charm depicting “yin” and “yang,” affixed with melted religious wax collected from holy temples and monasteries, all mounted onto archival museum board.
Notes on Giclée:
Notes on Edition and Embellishments to Artist’s Proofs
1. There are no embellishments to 1/75 thru 75/75 of the Edition.
2. The blue and white vessel is hand-embellished by the Artist with brushwork using six acrylic paint. (Artist’s Proofs only)
3. The flowers are hand-embellished by the Artist using 26 acrylic and fluorescent paint colors. (Artist’s Proofs only)
4. The drum above the flowers is hand-embellished by the Artist with 18k gold.(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.