Thursday, January 21, 2016

Birthd and Death


Once I heard the spiritual writer and teacher Eckhart Tolle talked about life and death. He said, death is the opposite of birth, not the opposite of life. Life is continuous transformation. Actually in Chinese, 生 (Sheng) - could mean "life" or "birth." So the subject should be "birth and death" instead of "life and death" since there is no end of life (lives).

Chinese calligraphy of an infinite Zen Circle. The wording from left to right is one sentence of the Heart Sutra: "no old age and death, and, no end of old age and death." Life as a river - endlessly, continuously flowing.

Original calligraphy work. Black sumi ink on textural rice paper, mounted on stretched canvas, ready to hang. 16" x 38" x 1". Signed with the red seal of the artist "Buddha's heart" at the right and "skydancer" at the left. The rice paper is a kind of famous Wen Zhou skin paper (mulberry paper), so the surface has some textures and creases as part of the paining. You can put it into any custom frame at your own choice.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Art Sale!

藝術作品義賣贊助台北香巴拉!歡迎共襄盛舉。ART SALE!  To support the Taipei group's Visiting Teachers Fund, I am having an art sale so they can invite more teachers in the future. All of the artworks are marked down for this sale. Please visit these web pages to view original artwork, including my Chinese calligraphy and abstract paintings, and my husband Jeff Wigman’s paintings and prints. 50% of the sale proceeds will go to the Visiting Teachers Fund for Taipei Shambhala:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/auspiciousink https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuspiciousInk… http://www.saatchiart.com/yeachin https://www.artsy.net/artist/yeachin-tsai  Auction time ends: February 20, 2016
藝術作品義賣贊助台北香巴拉禪修小組!歡迎共襄盛舉。ART SALE!

To support the Taipei Shambhala Meditation Group Visiting Teachers Fund, I am having an art sale so they can invite more teachers in the future. All of the artworks are marked down for this sale. Please visit these web pages to view original artwork, including my Chinese calligraphy and abstract paintings, and my husband Jeff Wigman’s paintings and prints. 50% of the sale proceeds will go to the Visiting Teachers Fund for Taipei Shambhala:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/auspiciousink
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuspiciousInk?section_id=11745576&ref=shopsection_leftnav_10
http://www.saatchiart.com/yeachin
https://www.artsy.net/artist/yeachin-tsai


Art sale time ends: February 20, 2016

Friday, January 01, 2016

River Pebbles

http://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-River-Pebbles/688716/2763911/view
In the morning walk I found those river pebbles. They are so sweet and gentle. Each one is perfect with the story of time to tell. I can't help to love them and hold them in my hands.

We are all perfect as we are.

Acrylic on canvas. Mounted on wood panel. Ready to hang. The size is 12 x 12 in.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Cosmic Swim

Cosmic swimmers. Vast and limitless freedom. Acrylic on canvas, mounted on wood panel. Ready to hang.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Natural Forms 01

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Natural, organic forms are full of life and thriving everywhere. Chaos is giving birth to life. Acrylic on canvas, mounted and ready to hang. Size: 12 H x 17 W x 1 in.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

From Nothing, Everything

https://www.etsy.com/listing/257845747/chinese-calligraphy-japanese-calligraphy?ref=related-0
Chinese calligraphy: "Wu (Mu), Nothingness." In Buddhism and Zen, "Wu”- nothing, gives birth to everything. So the nothingness is the origin of everything. It is full of life.

Original work. Unframed. Sumi ink on textured beige color Chinese rice paper. The white circle diameter is 11", the paper size is 13" by 13.25". Signed with the seals of the artist. Ready to frame.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Be Yourself, Be True

https://www.artsy.net/artwork/yeachin-tsai-dragons-claw
Be yourself, be true,
No other things need to do.
A loud thunder, a swift wind,
Life is all there is. Scattered raindrops on the muddy road.
Let it be real. Let it be you.
This full moment of you.
Don't lie any more. No time to be sweet...

Be yourself and be be true.
Don't be afraid. Just go ahead.
Sailing on the blue turquoise sea. Going deeper and further... Go ahead.

My heart is full of the beauty of sorrow today.
For the day is a new day. With or without me.

Be yourself. Be true.


~To a dear friend.
On a sad day.
Yeachin

Image: Dragon's Claw. 2012. On Artsy.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Love

Chinese calligraphy: Love. Love is strong not feeble. It is more powerful than anything. Original work. Unframed.

Black sumi ink on rice paper. 14″ by 12″. Signed with the seals of the artist: “Tao (the way).” 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.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Yeachin Tsai - Recent Work/ Show Opening

“Yeachin Tsai’s paintings are exuberantly au courant. They are delightfully engaged with process and craft, transparency and movement, and the alchemy of colors as they hover near each other or overlap to create new hues. Their spherical shapes are believable buoyant in air or water and veer towards optimism even when rendered in a darker palette. As a collection, the works combine a sense of the scientific with aesthetics that allude to, but sidestep, the genre of pop art. They are not afraid to be alluring of playful as they address notions of physics, chemistry, and visual perception.”

imby, Oct. 7th, 2015.
Recent Paintings by Yeachin Tsai.
Opens concurrently with Maggie Mailer
 
Oct. 8 to Nov. 15, 2015
Artist Reception: Sat. Oct. 10th, 6 to 8 PM.

Location: McDaris Fine Art
623 Warren St, Hudson, New York 12534
212.518.7551 gallery
518.822.9896 fax
mcdarisfineart.com
wendy.mcdaris100@gmail.com

Friday, September 11, 2015

Peace - In Memory of the Day

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For a day like this, may we remember love and peace. Chinese Calligraphy: “Peace, Harmony.” Original. Sumi ink on golden circle. Mounted on cream yellow background.

Written directly on Japanese Shikishi board, ready to be framed; 10.75″ by 9.5″. There are golden edges around the board. Signed with the seal of the artist, which is an image of a bird.
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Friday, September 04, 2015

Stardust

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Sharing a dream of universe. Stardust. Magic happens. Acrylic on watercolor paper, mounted on stretched canvas. The surface is varnished with MSA archival varnish to protect from dust and UV rays. Ready to hang.
Size: 14 H x 11 W x 1 in.

Talking Shapes

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When the shapes are having a conversation. Each appreciates the existence of each other.
Acrylic on stretched canvas with textural ground. Size: 27 H x 27 W x 1.8 in.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Rose Petals

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 9.14.47 PMRose petals in the garden. Season is changing. The transition is inevitable and beautiful. Even though it is hard to let go.
Acrylic on stretched canvas, ready to hang. Size: 20 H x 20 W x 1.75 in.
Purchase this piece on Saatchi

Monday, August 17, 2015

Ice and Fire

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Immense power happens when ice meets fire and fire meets ice. In a world filled with so much aggression, can the peaceful tears quell hatred?

Acrylic on rice paper. Mounted on acid-free cotton rag paper. Color theme: gold, black, turquoise, orange. Ready to frame. 
Size: 15 H x 19 W in.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Dot in the Space



A dot in the space. Primordial dot. Before everything begins. Before our thoughts get complicated and tangled. Before we start getting into emotional, worried, offensive or defensive, like or dislike... A dot is a dot; a dot only. All other line and shape and form come after that. A dot is free.

Sing the songs you really want to sing,
Do the things you really want to do.
Life is short,
Be brave, be confident, be radiant!

Sumi ink on rice paper (bamboo paper), mounted on board. The size is 9 by 10 inches. (Ready for hanging.)

Purchase the original work from Saatchi: http://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Primordial-Dot/688716/2063761/view

A related article published on "Dharma Arte": http://blogs.dharma.art.br/2012/03/dot-in-space/