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Anne McKenzie Botanic Calligraphic Art
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76 x 140 | Acrylic on mitsumata
The first in a series of paintings of a delicate bamboo nigra plant that my husband has grown. Painted in February 2021 during lockdown this bamboo is the inspiration to create my version of a bamboo garden or take no niwa. In Feng Shui bamboo is used to bring peace and wisdom into the home. This piece can be viewed from either side.
This banner is painted on handmade Mitsumata paper from Japan which is unbleached and has a beautiful organic colour. The paper allows for smooth flowing brushstrokes and has delicate edges along with the watermarks of the paper makers Su or frame. in the finishing process the paper has been uniformly smoothed and wrinkled in a way that makes the piece look antique.
The banner is suspended from a simple batten and clear thread which can be removed on request if an alternative method of display is desired.
Bamboo 1 listed in:
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