Willing to Let Go - Chinese Calligraphy Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 32.6cm x 66.2cm  ≈  12¾" x 26"

Silk/Brocade: 41.5cm x 121.7cm  ≈  16¼" x 48"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.5cm  ≈  19¾"

Willing to Let Go - Chinese Calligraphy Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll


Willing to Release Attachment

This Chinese word means to be willing to part with something. In Buddhist context, it can mean the willingness to part with worldly possessions or attachments. Can you let it go? Then you might be 舍得.

About the calligrapher:

This was painted by a friend named Cao Zhang. He's a Buddhist calligrapher who currently lives in Lakeside, California with his wife, son, and daughter. His daughter and mine are schoolmates, and my wife can often be found at his special Buddhist meditation sessions.

More about the artwork:

This is painted on xuan paper (often incorrectly called "rice paper"). The raw artwork was then taken to my workshop in east Beijing where the master mounter built it into a handmade wall scroll.