Artwork Panel: 28.2cm x 36cm ≈ 11" x 14¼"
Silk/Brocade: 37.3cm x 92cm ≈ 14¾" x 36¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 46.3cm ≈ 18¼"
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This features the character 福 printed with an auspicious longevity or long life symbol in the background.
福 is pronounced "FU" in Chinese. The character "FU" is posted by virtually all Chinese people on the doors of their homes during the Spring Festival (closely associated with the Chinese New Years).
One tradition from the Zhou Dynasty (beginning in 256 B.C.) holds that posting "FU" will keep the goddess of poverty away.
福 literally means good fortune, happiness, and fulfillment. Hanging this in your home will hopefully bring you all three of these.
A new batch of printed calligraphy scrolls, hanging in the studio, awaiting proper photography.
I felt like messing around with doing some giclée print calligraphy with various backgrounds. I came up with some layouts that I really like, and passed them around with my Chinese and Japanese friends who gave them rave reviews.
After giclée printing them on Japanese-made kozo paper, I sent the raw artwork off to Beijing to my workshop where they were built into wall scrolls by hand.
If you want a custom print scroll with your design, or other calligraphy, just contact me.