Friday, June 22, 2012

Dee Teller Calligraphy #13-Play

 This is the 13th work in a series by Dee Teller for her exhibition called Asia Speaks. This one I ended up liking very much, not just because of the simplicity of the design and how it blended with with the Calligraphy of Play (遊び)Asobi but also because of the quality of the end result.

The calligraphy is in a full cursive style. It is bordered with a Gold on Tan Ichimonji that has a very large Karakusa. I cut the ichimonji a little wider in order to show off the arabesque pattern. It is hard to see, but the cloth actually has some offsetting horizontal striping in it, and seems to complement the light brush stroke of the calligraphy. The scroll is completed with a Rosewood jikusaki, that has a pattern cut in and bone inserted. This is a very beautiful and elegant touch for the artwork itself.

Dimensions as follows:
Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun (Inches)

天 Ten 117 (13.96)

上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 18 (2.15)

紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 170 (20.28)

紙本の長さ Artwork Length 99 (11.81)

柱 Pillars 20 (2.39)

下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 10 (1.19)

地 Chi 75 (8.95)

掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 210 (25.05)

掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 319 (38.05)

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