Friday, July 6, 2012

Enso Scroll for Bonsai/Suiseki Enthusiast

This scroll was made for a bonsai/suiseki enthusiast in California. He wanted an Enso that was larger, but I said if we wanted to use it for a display then we would have to create more whitespace for the piece. Hence the very large unpainted section at the top and middle. With the Enso near the bottom, it could compete with the main piece, but I think it actually works better to have the painting section so near to the main display piece.

The scroll was done in a black cloth which is very dark, but it seems to work well with the painting. I recommended to do this scroll in the most informal Fukuro Hyougu style. But I did two things to help spruce up the simplicity of the scroll. I placed a 0.5 bun (1.5 millimeter) red suji around the entire artwork, and then I placed three suji horizontally along the Ten and Chi of the scroll. 1 suji on top and 2 suji on the bottom. The scroll is then completed with the Akebono style wooden jikusaki. This mixes a black and reddish orange lacquer over the wood. It is completed with the Kogecha (Navy/Dark Brown) hanging string.

Dimensions as follows:

Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 70 8.35
Suji 0.5 0.06
Partition Bottom 44 5.25
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 130 15.51
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 424 50.58
Pillars 25 2.98
Chi First Partition 17 2.03
Suji 1 0.12
Middle Partition 15 1.79
Bottom Partition 40 4.77
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 180 21.47
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 611.5 72.95

1 comment:

Kakejiku said...

WOW! I just looked at the close up for the first time, where the painting meets the fabric, and it looks like the camels are riding up out of the sand. It is wonderful.