“Tables of Unspoken Dreams”

My current ongoing project is funded by

Visual Artists Award Scheme and Craft Makers Scheme:
Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 2012.

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The project will centre on the creation of a group of works that while contemporary and personal in subject matter utilise forms and techniques from the traditions of Chinese scholars' art. It will encompass work in painting, seal cutting, hard stone carving, bone carving, wood carving, carpentry, ceramics and other techniques including the complex scroll mounting process itself.

The backbone of the collection will be paintings in Sumi ink and colour scroll mounted on silk. Each hanging scroll or group of paintings to be displayed with a small table in front on which would be arranged a group of “scholars’ objects” that in some way resonate with the image.

TEXTS:

cloud dragon and pearl inkstone
cloud dragon and pearl inkstone
Ji Qiong Lao Yin Shi, yin
Ji Qiong Lao Yin Shi, yin
an alias seal
ruyi seal
ruyi, yin
a mood seal
horseman's seal
horseman's seal
name seal
personal name seal
5 scholars objects
5 scholar's objects
gloaming inkstone
gloaming inkstone
two inkstones
two inkstones
ancient shores inkstones
ancient shores inkstone
inchoate echo of waves yan
inchoate echo of waves yan
summer lightning yan
summer lightning yan
night vigil yan
night vigil yan
Tír na nÓg-yan
Tír na nÓg-yan
Cup Mark yan
Cup Mark Yan
Deep Waters Yan inkstone
Deep Waters
dwelling in the mountains scroll ink painting
dwelling in the mountains
deer crying under maples
deer crying
the hermit's cave
the hermit's cave
100 horses
100 horses
Zhong Kui painting
Zhong Kui
Qian Lu painting
Qian Lu