Yesterday I tried submitting some calligraphy to the Beyond Calligraphy website. Rona part of the Beyond Calligraphy team wrote back saying she loved this piece. I realized I did not have a photo showing it in it's full blazing glory, or with a picture with a person to get a size reference.
The characters read peace and ki - spirit. I wrote this about 6 years ago, but I believe I got the characters out of a small calligrapher's poetry inspiration book.
I have a history of doing large pieces in fluorescent colors. I display these pieces at dance/art festivals and I want them to be loud and intense. Under direct blacklight this piece actually flickers as your eyes try to take it in. I like the fluorescent colors. It gives them a bit of the magic glow.
When I wrote this I used a broom. I bound the broom tightly with rubber bands and trimmed it into a point with scissors.
Think this one is big? A few years before that for Burning Flipside I wrote a 18 foot tall piece. It is my favorite line from the Tao Te Ching - "the great way has no boundaries". One of my buddies labeled it the "Earth Sail Project" A piece of fabric this size is indeed a sail. But of the engineering on the structure was very aiki - how to have structure yet be yielding to energy. Sadly I never got a decent picture of this piece.
Thanks for taking a moment to look at some of my art. I enjoy it, and I enjoy sharing it with others.