bird & brush: two cups art print
I am the cloud & the green mountain waiting/ I am the still bamboo without wind/ I am the cricket each night that reminds you,/ who are a thousand miles away,/ there are always two cups at my table.
art by Fia & Kai, created in April, 2023 on a 1 3/4" thick slab of cherry
The words used here are from 'songlines' a longer story Kai wrote in 2004.
We've since heard from some of you that there's a poem from the Tang Dynasty (though it's more likely that it was written by Guy Fowles in the Tang style in his novel The Magus, since no other references to the Tang poem exist) that has similar wording.
We're pretty good about not using other people's words, since we have so much fun playing with our own. So, it seems this is one of those instances where the influence either slipped in without conscious intent, or was created independently after a lifetime of kai's study of the poetics of Taoism. All the same, we wanted you to know...
more about this art print...
This art print is on 310 gsm Hahnemühle German Etching paper: archival, museum grade paper (100% cotton fiber, acid-free, lignin-free, and optical brightener (OBA) free).
The print we send you is a reproduction of artwork originally created on reclaimed wood.
Each piece is printed to order at our studio, proofed & signed by the artist.
It comes with a pH neutral backing board made from 100% recycled material & comes protected in a plant-based compostable bag.