Lotus Scent Travels Far - Egrets and Lotus Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 31.5cm x 98cm  ≈  12½" x 38½"

Silk/Brocade: 40.6cm x 153.4cm  ≈  16" x 60¼"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.6cm  ≈  19½"

Lotus Scent Travels Far - Egrets and Lotus Wall Scroll close up view

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


Lotus Scent Travels Far on Wind

This is by far my favorite piece of artwork from this batch. It's really well done. I personally recommend this wall scroll.

This scroll features two white egrets below a lotus flower.

Giving this artwork to someone shows your desire for all of their wishes to come true, or perhaps if you hang it on your own wall, it will make your wishes come true.

The title in Chinese is 荷香風遠.

To Directly translate these words:
荷 = Lotus
香 = Scent / Smell
風 = Wind / Breeze 遠 = Far / Great Distance

This work was done in Chengdu by Huang Xin'an (Pronounced a little bit like "who-ong shin un") from the Sichuan (Szechwan) Province of China.

After I bought this work in Chengdu, I later returned to Beijing and had it mounted as a traditional hand-made silk scroll in our workshop. This makes a nice, ready-to-hang piece of wonderful hand-painted art.

Chinese artist Huang Xin'an

Huang Xin'an signing some of his work in Chengdu.

The story behind how I found this art...

I lost track of Huang Xin'an after my last trip to Chengdu. His phone number was out of order, and I was disappointed that I could not contact him to get more of his paintings.

I make the decision to go to Chengdu on my new art-buying trip mostly because of him.

After 15 hours on a slow train, I arrive in Chengdu. I check-in at Sam's Guesthouse (a hangout for backpackers from around the world, and a hostel with reasonably-priced beds). After a much-needed shower, I head out to find Huang Xin'an.

Taxis drive at the speed-of-light in Chengdu (the city boasts over 1000 fatal auto accidents per year), I arrive in no-time at the place I last found Mr. Huang. Sure enough, as I walk down the alley toward his gallery, he sees me and runs out to greet me. I'm really happy to see him, and the feeling is mutual.

Huang Xin-An

I tell him how I came to Chengdu just to buy art from him (after not being able to reach him on the phone). He is so honored that I think he wants to hug me. He offers me a chair, and says he's painted a lot of work over that last 9 months with both me and my customers in mind. I was also honored by this gesture. He shows me a lot of new work in styles that I like.

I spend 2 days with Mr. Huang and we talk about a lot of new ideas and artwork that I think my western customers will like. He offers to close his gallery for a few days, and paint the art that I asked for. So I took a few days to meet and visit other artists in Chengdu. When I return to Mr. Huang's gallery, I am not disappointed. He did such a great job, words can't describe.