"Chickens today feathers tomorrow"
Artichoke Yink Press
Thousand Year Wu
Author: Original poetry in Ancient Mandarin by M.T. Karthik, art by C.K. Wilde, with relief cast by Eric Weil
Algerian goat leather cover with cast plates. Fabriano cotton wrapped in Seikishu Japanese mulberry, India ink.
This very large (18" x 14") book was "made a thousand years ago." Drawings of forms from Tai-Chi Chuan, Kung-Fu and other disciplines are accompanied by pictographic text elements literally thousands of years old. Cotton paper wrapped in Japanese mulberry gives the appearance of a faded, well-traveled instructional text with an "evident" patina from use. Source material for the graphic elements included the more than 700-year-old Mustard Seed Manual of Painting. The original text consists of variations on the theme of a poem decrying the rational to favor the transcendental or spiritual in engagements. This book was commissioned by the performance artist RZA (Wu-Tang clan) for use in a Kung-Fu film project.
Price: In private collection of RZA
A. Y. C.
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