Fantastic and Eccentric Landscapes, 2013–2014

Back in the 1970s I came across a catalog by James Cahill of an exhibition shown in the Asia House Gallery in 1967. It turned out to be quite influential for me. Recently I found a copy and was able to revisit Fantastics and Eccentrics in Chinese Painting. I return frequently to making my own fantastic and eccentric landscapes with brush and ink, sometimes combined with printmaking. These works are of imagined places, but the spatial repertoire comes from travel, hiking and sketching. 

  • Fantastic & Eccentric Stream

    Fantastic & Eccentric Stream

    Relief printing with ink and watercolor overdrawing.

    Tools include brush, water-soluble graphite pencil, watercolor crayon, stencil templates, sponges.

    Assembled from four panels. 11 x 59.5 inches on archival printmaking paper.

    Year
    2014
    Dimensions
    59" x 11" (WxH)
  • Fantastic & Eccentric Stream (panel 1)

    Fantastic & Eccentric Stream (panel 1)

    Year
    2014
    Dimensions
    11" x 11" (WxH)
  • Fantastic & Eccentric Stream (panel 2)

    Fantastic & Eccentric Stream (panel 2)

    Dimensions
    19" x 11" (WxH)
  • Fantastic & Eccentric Stream (panel 3)

    Fantastic & Eccentric Stream (panel 3)

    Year
    2014
    Dimensions
    11" x 11" (WxH)
  • Fantastic & Eccentric Stream (panel 4)

    Fantastic & Eccentric Stream (panel 4)

    Year
    2014
    Dimensions
    19" x 11" (WxH)
  • River Scroll

    River Scroll

    This horizontal scroll consists of six parts, each approximately 11 x 30 inches. The entire scroll is 15 feet wide.

    Each individual panel consists of an underlying pattern printed from cardboard packing material, overlaid by a drawing made with brush and walnut ink, carbon black ink, sepia ink, and burnt sienna watercolor paint.

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    180" x 11" (WxH)
  • River Scroll, panel 1

    River Scroll, panel 1

    Ink and watercolor drawing over relief print, in six panels. Total length 15 feet.

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    30" x 11" (WxH)
  • River Scroll, panel 2

    River Scroll, panel 2

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    30" x 11" (WxH)
  • River Scroll, panel 3

    River Scroll, panel 3

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    30" x 11" (WxH)
  • River Scroll, panel 4

    River Scroll, panel 4

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    30" x 11" (WxH)
  • River Scroll, panel 5

    River Scroll, panel 5

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    30" x 11" (WxH)
  • River Scroll, panel 6

    River Scroll, panel 6

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    30" x 11" (WxH)