Monday, July 9, 2012

Dee Teller Sumie #17 - Zenith of An Era

 This scroll is a very detailed monochrome sumi painting of a pine branch. It was the 17th in a series of scrolls done for Dee Teller and her solo exhibition titled Asia Speaks. I really tried to keep this simple, but used the light green cloth (kireji) to help provide imagery of pine needles. I translated the Zenith in the title to be the Sunset, and so I used the orange/red and red lacquer jikusaki (wood ends on the bottom dowel) to try and reinforce that message. The scroll is quite small, but sometimes I think small turns out better in the end.

Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 78 9.30
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 11 1.31
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 59 7.04
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 117.5 14.02
Pillars 18 2.15
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 8 0.95
Chi 45.5 5.43
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 95 11.33
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 260 31.02

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