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No. 10 and crawfish

Post  Đêmtrăng on Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:52 am


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Re: No. 10 and crawfish

Post  Kev Bailey on Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:01 am

No 10 and pinch of salt?

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Re: No. 10 and crawfish

Post  Chris Cochrane on Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:17 pm

Hi Demtrang... I especially like the seat on your first stone. Oval or round-shaped picture stones often get mounted on a seat resembling an egg cup, which is especially distracting when the stone is "cut-off" straight across its bottom. Your design resembles the simple, box style of Northern Chinese traditional stands with understated additional crafting that is elegant. The "belly" of the stand suggests the weight and contour of the stone it holds.

Re' "the Shrimp/Prawn"... It has many great allusions. My favorite perhaps is depiction of an aged warrior-- clothed in armor but stooped by age. That is considered an especially noble image. The unstooped, upright warrior is also a very noble image expressing age which doesn't submit to bending-- it can be represented in suiseki as a thread waterfall (tall, thin & single fall).

Among Chinese 'scattered sages' (sansheng) in the Chan artistic tradition is Xianzi Heshang 'Monk Clam Catcher' who is depicted in paintings as lifting a freshly caught shrimp to examine (or reveal) before eating. A legitimate heir to his Chan teacher's line, this eccentric fellow followed practices which defied monastic (Buddhist Vinaya) codes of conduct. (see Awakenings: Zen Figure Painting in Medieval Japan for several illustrations & explanations of Xianzi).

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Hi , Chris Cochrane

Post  Đêmtrăng on Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:00 am

thank you feel and share

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