Painting: 31.4cm x 93.3cm ≈ 12¼" x 36¾"
Silk Scroll: 40.6cm x 149.7cm ≈ 16" x 59"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.6cm ≈ 19½"Information about caring for your new Wall Scroll
This is the roughly translated title of this piece.
Close up view of the crane artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
Photography assistant Yang Chen
holds a similar-sized wall scroll to give
you an idea of how big this one is.
This is a larger size wall scroll than we normally get from Xiao Meng.
This is a tough one to explain. The literal translation of the artist's title leaves you wondering.
Well, in this case, think of what a rhyme is...
I will define the Chinese version of rhyme as, "Words that match in some way, and fall into place". When you hear them, they seem to belong together and create a pleasing sound.
In the Autumn, things just happen, one after the other, like they are supposed to. The birds migrate, the leaves turn orange, and life continues the cycle as it has done for eternity. So, everything just fits together, and falls into place.
This is painted on special xuan paper (rice paper) with then mounted to a hand-made silk scroll.
Chen Wei-Ling puts the finishing touch signature
on the beautiful Asian Artwork that
she and her husband created for me.
This hand-painted artwork is from the
The artists of this collection are actually a married couple who travel around China together looking for subjects to paint. Their real names are Chen Yong Ping and Chen Wei Ling but they sign all of their work under the single pen name Xiao Meng.
They work as a team on most of these paintings. One of them does the background and the other will handle the detail work on each painting.
The artists take great pride in the fact that they have developed their own unique painting style which they call "hazy painting" (this is roughly translated - it sounds better in Chinese).
They use a combination of "freehand style" and "elaborate style" in their paintings. The background is done using broad fast strokes and spray with very thin paint. The foreground (cranes) are done with a lot of detail using a delicate technique with a very fine brush.
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Jan 17th, 2010
Gary's random little things about China:
Parking your car on the sidewalk is legal in most places in China. I am talking fully on the sidewalk, and fully blocking the sidewalk, so that nobody can walk there at all. After all, there is a perfectly good roadway for pedestrians and cars to share just past the edge of the sidewalk - right?
In many urban areas, there is a sidewalk parking attendant who will ensure that you park in such a way that no one can use the sidewalk at all. They will also charge a fee of 2 Yuan (26 cents) for up to a full day of sidewalk parking privileges.
The green light means "go". The Yellow light means "20 more cars should enter the intersection". The red light means "5 more cars enter the intersection and become a nuisance to pedestrians trying to cross the street".
Actually, the green light means "Try to go, but you'll probably have to wait for the yellow or red light before you get your chance".
If you get in a car accident, it's best to argue briefly with the other driver, and then both drive away. When the police get involved, everyone gets fined, and someone might lose their license. The fines are generally higher than what it will cost to fix your car, so hanging around to exchange insurance information is rare in minor fender-benders.
If your car is too damaged to drive away, you are screwed. The police own and operate all of the tow trucks in most Chinese cities. You will be fined, charged for towing, charged an impound fee, and may lose your license.
On long stretches of highway, police checkpoints are occasionally set up. They may be stopping drivers and summarily fining them for wearing sunglasses or talking on a mobile phone while driving. However, in the next stretch of highway, another police checkpoint may be issuing fines for driving without sunglasses.
Under certain circumstances, and if you are really unlucky, drivers who get in injury accidents while drunk may be executed. If you are caught drinking and driving just once, you will be fined, and will probably lose your drivers license for the rest of your life.
Thus, drunk driving has become very rare in China.