Red Plum #783

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Red Plum #783
by Nha Vuu
Dimensions (W x H x D): 42in x 32in x 1in
Price: $1,400.00
List Price: $1,600.00
Shipping: $79.00
SKU: CCAF11035
Weight: 5 lb.

I utilize contemporary Chinese brushstrokes and empty space to create a sophisticated balance in my work.  The materials used consist of handmade paper, ink made of pine soot and watercolors.  The handmade paper has silk, cotton, woodchips and mulberry pressed into the pulp.  The result is a warm velvety, tactile surface.  The ancient process of preparing the artwork for framing is similar to that of mounting scrolls.  Wheat paste is applied to the back side of the artwork and layers of paper applied until it reaches the ideal resilience.  This method of preparing works on paper dates back 2 thousand years and can only be done by a handful of artisans in America.