Monday, July 27, 2015

Living as We Are in this World of Love and Desire...


From Amitayurbhavana (infinite life) Sutra: "Human beings live in this world of love and desire: we born alone, die alone; come alone, go alone. When we encounter happiness or suffering, we encounter it alone. No one can feel it for us."

Sumi ink on textured Japanese mulberry paper with golden flakes. The piece itself is beige color, 18" by 28", not mounted nor framed. Signed by the artist's seal: "buddha's heart." Ready to be put into a frame.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Non-Duality, Oneness

Non-duality, "points to the idea that the universe and all its multiplicity are ultimately expressions or appearances of one essential reality." The oneness between black and white. Abstract painting Contemporary Zen Circle Series. The size is 18" x 18" x 1". 

Arrives ready to hang. Painting is done with permanent gold acrylic and ink colors on rice paper, mounted on stretched canvas, finished with a light varnish layer to protect the painting from UV rays and dust. You can easily put it into any frame you desire or hang as is. Artist's signature is a round sea (against the black ground).

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Yellow is the New Blue

A symphony of colors. Yellow is the new blue. 
Acrylic on rice paper, mounted on stretched canvas. Ready to hang.
Size: 18 H x 16 W 1 W in. 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Gods, Lha, Divine


Chinese calligraphy "god(s), 神; Divine Force". The writing is in cursive style, also called "grass script". Lha, is the Tibetan word for this, meaning “deity, god, divine.” When we have faith, we would know the divine is not far. It is all around us and within us.

Original work. Unframed. Black sumi ink on textured rice paper. 13" by 19". Signed with the seal of the artist: "walking in the sky".

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ice is Melted by Fire

Ice is melted by fire. Coldness is dispelled by warmth. When life is about giving, there is no limit to what we can do. 

Permanent sumi ink and acrylic on rice paper, mounted on acid-free paper. 
Size: 18.5 H x 12.5 W in. Inspired by the floating, interchangeable forms of things.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Everything is a Message of Love


When you have love in your heart, everything could be a message of love. The sound of the bird and the sound of the airplane; the smell of roses and the smell of manure. The cry of a baby and the laughters of a stranger... Everything is a message of love. A whole big love pool. A vast expanse of universal love. 

Permanent sumi ink on rice paper, mounted on acid-free paper. 
Size: 12 H x 19 W x 0.1 in. Inspired by the amazing patterns of Koi fish.
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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Rainbow Circle

A rainbow circle means universal love. Let's love more, not less. Let's love everyone - feel their pain and joy. Cause we are human beings.

Original ink painting is sold. Offer museum quality digital print. The artist signed "Endless 無盡." The seal is an image of bird, which symbolizes freedom. Total freedom.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Contentment of Mr. Orange

A humorous, content orange shape. Humor is the best, priceless medicine for all stressful situations. Humor is a little fire ball that warms our mind and heart. Acrylic on rice paper, mounted on canvas and on wood panel. The surface is archival varnished to protect from UV rays and dust. Ready to hang.

Size: 13.5 H x 13.5 W x in.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Origin

Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 7.35.03 AMWhat is the meaning of our life? Why we are here? What kind of path we are walking on? What is there in our day to day living? What bonds us all?
Original etching of abstract brush-strokes marks. Limited edition of 50. The image size (plate size) is 6 by 6 in. The paper size is 11 by 15 in.
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Essence, Chi, and Spirit


"Essence, Chi, and Spirit" are called the Three Treasures or Three Jewels. They are theoretical cornerstones in traditional Chinese medicine and practices such as Neidan, Qigong, and T'ai chi. They are also known as Jing Qi Shen:
  • Jing : "nutritive essence, essence; refined, perfected; extract; spirit, demon; sperm, seed"
  • Qi : "vitality, energy, force; air, vapor; breath; spirit, vigor; attitude"
  • Shen:  "spirit; soul, mind; god, deity; supernatural being"

Chinese calligraphy: "Essence, Chi, and Spirit" in semi-cursive style. Original work. Mounted with double layers silk matting on a handsome wooden scroll rod. "Essence, Chi, and Spirit" are essential for the health of our body and mind. Body and mind are inter-connected and inseparable. One's health depends on the wholesomeness of all.

Sumi ink on rice paper. The image size is 8.5 by 19 in. The full scroll size is 11 by 36 in. Signed with the seal of the artist (three golden dots).

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Imperfection is the Perfection


Letting go of the wanting mind. Imperfection is exactly the perfection. Accepting is not giving up; it is seeing things as they are, with our inner strength, centering, and clarity. No one can take away our confidence. Unwavering trust and faith come from a knowing mind and a deep felt heart. To feel is to know.

We suffer from our mind, we are our own prisoners. The fixed idea we have limit us. Sometimes for a long, long time...

This work is inspired by the simple but elegant Zen art. It is done with permanent sumi ink on rice paper, mounted on acid-free cotton rag paper. Signed with the artist's seal: "Moon".

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Let the Energy Flow

We got stuck for various reasons. Certain parts in our body feel tense; certain mindsets feel solid. When our inner environment is stuffy, we can't even breathe well. With a shallow breath, the outer environment seems impossible, all things are difficult, unconquerable.

Sit down,
Come back to our center,
Breathe,
Being,
Feel the flow. Aware of the energy, the wind, the birds, the breeze,
The tingling.
Release...
Let it flow.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Orange is the New Black

Orange is the new black. The possibility of joy in every circumstance. Open up to the situations. All is workable, possible, interchangeable, impermanent, and transparent
Acrylic on rice paper, mounted on stretched canvas. Signed with a round seal of an image of a bird, which is a part of the artist’s name. Ready to hang. Size: 20 H x 19 W x 1 in.
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Friday, June 05, 2015

Serenity - Inner Strength


Chinese calligraphy: "Serenity" in semi-cursive style. Original work. Mounted with silk matting edges on a wooden scroll rod.

Sumi ink on rice paper. The image size is 13 by 10 in. The full scroll size is 20 by 14 in. Signed with the seal of the artist: "Happiness, Wealth, and Longevity."

The calligraphy itself is framed, ready to hang. 

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Thursday, June 04, 2015

Remembering




Chinese calligraphy: "Remembering" in semi-cursive style. Original work. Unframed. Remembering who we are; remembering where we came from; remembering our "beginner's mind."

Remember the sound of rain;
Remember the whistle of the train;
Remember the fragrant smell of rice field;
Remember the the softness of the tiny green tree frog;
Remember the bellowing clouds of the tropical storm;
Remember father, remember mother,
Remember the love one's tears.
So sad I cannot share with you.
So sad I cannot share with you.

Permanent black sumi ink on textured Chinese rice paper, mounted on acid-free Somerset England paper. The paper size is 11" by 15"; the actual image size is 9" by 14". Signed with the seal of the artist: "Tao".

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Solo Show: Inner Light – Recent Paintings by Yeachin Tsai

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INNER LIGHT – Recent Paintings by Yeachin Tsai
Dates: 5/16-6/30/2015
Artist Reception: 5/16, Sat. 1 to 3 PM. You are cordially invited!
Sand Lake Center for the Arts
2880 NY-43,
Averill Park, NY 12018
http://slca-ctp.org/Gallery.htm
Phone: (518) 674-2007
Email: info@slca-ctp.org
Yeachin Tsai moved to Troy from Brooklyn, NYC 9 years ago to step out of the rat race, find some space, and concentrate on her paintings. She has enjoyed Troy’s friendly and easy atmosphere, finding it nourishing for artists in every aspect. Yeachin’s solo exhibit will feature recent works inspired by traditional painting, water, koi, and on the subjects of light and color.
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 a unique style of “New Ink”, a colorful expression that retains its roots in Chinese painting and embraces the explorative impulse of Western abstraction.
Artist Reception: 5/16, Sat. 1 to 3 PM
Gallery open Wednesday and Friday from 10am-12pm
and during SLCA events or by appointment.
Artist Website: www.yeachin.net
Email: yeachin@gmail.com