Subtle airy purple and blue iridescent bubbles floating up on the yellow background of the infinite space. It is warm and fresh. Seeing the reality coming and going like bubbles, there is no solid substance to it; even though it looks solid at times. All is dream-like. Acrylic on rice paper, mounted on stretched canvas. Ready to hang. Size: 23 H x 20 W x 1 in.
Chinese calligraphy: “Victory.” Victory over the warring state within ourselves, thus there is true victory. Original work. Unframed.
Sumi ink on textured Chinese rice paper. 19″ by 14″. Signed with the seal of the artist: “striving to move forward.” The calligraphy itself is professionally double-mounted on another piece of thicker rice paper, so the surface is totally flattened. Ready to be put into a frame.
Chinese calligraphy: “Forgiveness”. Original work. Unframed. I write these words mainly to reminder myself. Since life has so many difficult lessens. And this is one of them. Without forgiveness, we can't really move on. It is not even for them; it is for our own sake.
Sumi ink on textured Chinese rice paper. 18″ by 13″. Signed with the seal of the artist: “Tao.” The calligraphy itself is professionally double-mounted on another piece of thicker acid-free paper, so the surface is totally flattened. Ready to frame.
Zen Master Yun Men Wen Yan (雲門文偃, 864-949 AD) said: “Everyday is a good day! (日日是好日)”Why is this so? Every little thing, every person we encounter in daily life is a invaluable encounter. Every moment is unique; every breath, every step on earth is precious. Thus, the love for life is not about clinging, but about appreciation. Everyday Is a Good Day!
This calligraphy is a shopping list. It says: “copy paper; ball point pen one box; cartridge; x-acto knife; and, don’t forget the iPhone charger; spray mount; eraser.”
Sumi ink on textured Chinese rice paper. The piece itself is 14″ by 19″, flat mounted on 15″ by 22″ acid-free white cotton paper. Signed by the artist. Ready to be put into a frame.
“Chi” means “energy.” “Primordial Chi” is the essence of our heath, a sense of fundamental healthiness. By connecting to our own strength, we can gradually heal within.
Chinese calligraphy, “Primordial Chi” in semi-cursive style. Sumi ink on rice paper. The size is 12.5 by 17 inche. Signed with the artist’s seal “happiness, wealth, and longevity.” The calligraphy itself is professionally double-mounted on another piece of acid-free paper, the surface is totally flattened. Ready to frame.
“Dancing with Brush Marks” A lecture and demonstration – I will be giving a presentation on ink painting and calligraphy at Bennington College, East Academic Center 1, Vermont, 10/9 at 7 pm, open to public. Feel free to join me!
——————————- Dancing with Brush Marks with Yeachin Tsai Aneveningof Sumi ink and brush strokes – an introduction to Traditional Chinese Calligraphy and Brush Painting by Yeachin Tsai. Mrs. Tsai will demonstrate the principles of these ancient disciplines and discuss how the practice can bring us vividly into the present moment. The evening will include a demonstration and contemporary artwork presentation.
Yeachin was born in Taipei, Taiwan and moved to New York City in
1993. She received MFA degree at CUNY, Brooklyn College. Yeachin has
practiced calligraphy and brush painting for over 40 years, having
learned from traditional Chinese Masters. Since moving to NYC, her work
evolved into an unique style of “New Ink”, a colorful expression that retains its roots in Chinese painting and embraces the explorative impulse of Western abstraction. She currently lives and works in the Capital District as an artist. Visit Yeachin’s website at http://www.yeachin.net