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 1 in.
"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:
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).
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".
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.
Come back to our center,
Feel the flow. Aware of the energy, the wind, the birds, the breeze,
Let it flow.
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".
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.
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.