Sunday, May 20, 2018

Thinness, Openness, Perforations, and Wrinkling.



Details of Ten Views of a Lingbi Stone, Wu Bin,
China, Ming dynasty, Wanli reign, 1610.

Dear Interested,

These compelling images show a scroll detailing Spirit Stones.  These special rocks are thought to be living and able to change shape.  I am pretty certain they could do it.  This scroll is on display at the LA County Art Museum right now.

Here are a few examples of these stones, and here is a short film detailing the history of Spirit Stones. 

And here is a song that is only tangentially related.  Try it on your guitar, the chords are not too tricky.  Until next time, keep your eyes open for a stone to study- they're built like light.