The Art of Wu Wei Hai, Aaron Fisher


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Tsui Gui Fei (scroll)

Postby Wu De » Jun 25th, '09, 01:14

A pun in the title because this is a "drunken guifei" and "tsui gui fei" is also a kind of Wuyi yancha, which I drank before I painted this. The calligraphy reads "tea drunk" and "sacred breezes carry the fragrance of tea":

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Turtle Sage (scroll)

Postby Wu De » Jun 25th, '09, 01:17

You may be seeing more of this guy on and off. I often paint him. He's an immortal from my dreams. I've had tea with him in my imagination many times, though we first met in my sleep. He looks like a turtle, more-so in other versions, and hence the name. Calligraphy says "tea sage" and "within tea there is longevity":

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Mountain Tea (scroll)

Postby Wu De » Jun 25th, '09, 01:20

A mountain scene. Should you be interested in this one, I am going to mount it in a unique way, so you wouldn't be able to choose:

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Overlooking (painting)

Postby Wu De » Jun 25th, '09, 01:22

Mixed media:

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Tea Art (painting)

Postby Wu De » Jun 25th, '09, 01:23

More mixed media:

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A traveler (painting)

Postby Wu De » Jun 25th, '09, 01:24

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Postby clareandromeda » Jun 25th, '09, 08:02

Fabulous as usual. Your mastery of so many mediums is impressive. I look forward to your updates. I really enjoy the last one. The brown mountains are equisite.
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Postby coloradopu » Jun 25th, '09, 10:25

i must say i always get a little excited when i see your thread pop up with new entrées. i enjoy clicking threw the pitchers as i always seem to have a better day after looking at them.
with your last post i have a few questions about mounting brought on by the mountain scene. would it be possable to mount the scroll to a small border of silk of the flashy type oh 1.5 inch or so and then sow it to a woven grass or bamboo or reed mat of appropriate size. i think this would do wonders for borders and texture.

and i have a question about your immortal ..... does he have earrings in both ears? just wondering i might have seen him around.
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Postby Wu De » Jun 25th, '09, 12:01

Thanks for the kind words, friends. I plan to mount that scroll externally, rather than covered by the silk as usual. Usually, the silk covers the edge of the rice paper, often with a border all around, sometimes thicker on top and bottom. For this one, I will tear the edges, rather than cut, mount the scroll onto the plain back of silk paper and then mount that paper itself in silk, overlapping as usual. This means that you'll see the edges of the scroll.

He does indeed have earrings, jade ones in fact and green eyes as well.

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Postby Masalachaaaaiii... » Jun 25th, '09, 14:33

I love your scrolls, very inspiring. I was lucky enough to go to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and they had an enormous collection of beautiful scrolls. Yours remind of some them. Continue your amazing work!
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2 pieces of calligraphy (scrolls)

Postby Wu De » Jun 28th, '09, 04:28

2 more "One Taste":

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Spirit (scroll)

Postby Wu De » Jun 28th, '09, 04:29

A bit of painting in reverse:

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Tea Drinks People (scroll)

Postby Wu De » Jun 28th, '09, 04:31

As I keep saying, tea also drinks people (sometimes):

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A Sage and Chanoyu (scroll)

Postby Wu De » Jun 28th, '09, 04:33

What happened to his mind?

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That Grove (scroll)

Postby Wu De » Jun 28th, '09, 04:36

You've been to this grove, surely. There can't be any doubt you've been here before. Did you try the water from that stream?:

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