Spring: Growth, Renewal & Hope
Hand-Brushed Sumi Ink Art
Sumi is the name of a type of ink used in Japan for calligraphy brushing and art. The four paintings in this series are all hand brushed using traditional sumi ink with just a touch of color added for effect. All pieces are original art and have my name and stamp at the bottom. No two are exactly the same. They look great in a frame and can be hung individually, or as a set (special discount if you buy all four pieces). They make a wonderful gift for anyone who enjoys Japanese art, or who appreciates the beauty of the four seasons.
Spring is a time of renewal and beauty.
In this first piece of the of the 4-part series, the Japanese kanji for Spring, "Haru" is brushed at the top left. Below it, the smaller kanjis (read vertically right-to-left) are: "Seicho" (Growth), "Isshin" (Renewal), and "Kibo" (Hope).
As is her custom, Ayano, has come to a Ryokan (traditional Japanese-style hotel) to welcome the the change of seasons. The young Japanese girl greets the new season by bathing in the volcanic hot spring waters and appreciating the timeless beauty of the season. Both Mt. Fuji and the cherry blossoms are famous symbols of beauty of Japan.
Much as her ancestors have done for thousands of years, she sits in awe of Mt. Fuji reflected in the lake below and marvels at the intricate beauty of the sakura (cherry blossoms) all around her. Sakura reminds us how human life is short and fragile, but then again, so beautiful.
"Growth", "Hope", and "Renewal" define the spring season, and Ayano prays to her ancestors that each will find her. She knows that, like the cherry blossoms, her own life is short and fragile. Sitting in the ancient and picturesque setting, Ayano considers her dreams and secretly hopes... for what?
This piece makes an excellent gift for any season. (All 4 pieces can be purchased individually, or as a set.)
Dimensions: Total Paper Size: 12.5" X 16.1" (318 mm X 410 mm)
Handling Time: 3-10 days
*As all pieces are individually brushed, each sumi painting will vary slightly from the picture.
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FRAMED SUMI PAINTINGS: COMPLETE SERIES (4-PIECE SET)
16.1” X 20.6” (410mm X 525mm)
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter Set
This set price is 15% off per our discount policy.