Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Bamboo



I have some antique journals that seem to record financial
transactions.  I've been taking scans of them, then
 combining them with other images in Photoshop.  For the 
most part I've combined them with other scanned objects 
or photographs.  In this instance, I reversed the image,
printed it in on rice paper.  I flipped the paper
and did a quick bamboo sketch.  The numbers and letters
are readable from the front side, faintly behind the bamboo.
When I view oriental scrolls, I am taken with the beautiful
 calligraphy that often make up part of the composition.
I suppose I was trying to re-create the flowing "grass
style" of Japanese calligraphy I am so drawn to.  This
image is 11.5 x 14.5.


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