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green swirling whoosh of ink, three small blue and white tiles along right-hand margin
Back to The Chinese Garden
11 x 15"

A few years ago, I painted a series of works that were inspired by a show of painted Chinese gardens, some with figures or peacocks and some with flowers. My paintings all had a white square, a kind of safe place. But I realized earlier this year that a hand-made border can also provide safety, and so I thought about a border of blue and white tiles, tiles that might be found in Amsterdam or Barcelona or Tunis. And the green swoosh here could be a dragon's protective tail... or green reeds blowing in a breeze.