Group of Orchid with Taihu Stone (太湖石)
In Chinese culture it represents integrity, nobility and friendship, all of which are virtues of a perfectly cultured gentleman and scholar.
Taihu Stone is a kind of limestone produced at the foot of Dongting Mountain (洞庭山) in Suzhou. It is used to build rockeries in gardens and for use along the edges of small ponds or lakes, to enhance the beauty of landscape. It is often referred to as scholar's rocks.
The rock was painted using the Chinese red cinnabar ink.
Retired architect and a lifetime Chinese calligrapher and brush painter. Now lives in California.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.