Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistOi Yee Tai Platinum Member CollectionCalligraphy
Description Happy Year of the Goat! The year starts on Chinese New Year's Day, February 19, 2015.Here is my grass calligraphy for the Chinese character Goat.Chinese writing dates back to over 5000 years ago. Chinese characters evolved from pictographs to more abstract ideograms to the modern-day character, which bears a slight resemblance to its pictographic origins. The characters are divided into 3 main categories : pictographs , ideograms , phonograms. 'Goat' is a pictograph. The original oracle bone script is a rough drawing of the animal. Here is my interpretation of the goat's head. You can see the horns, ears and beard. 2015 is the Year of the Goat. People born in the following years belong to this Chinese zodiac: 190713 Feb 1907 - 01 Feb 1908 (Fire) 191901 Feb 1919 - 19 Feb 1920 (Earth) 193117 Feb 1931 - 05 Feb 1932 (Metal) 194305 Feb 1943 - 24 Jan 1944 (Water) 195524 Jan 1955 - 11 Feb 1956 (Wood) 196709 Feb 1967 - 29 Jan 1968 (Fire) 197928 Jan 1979 - 15 Feb 1980 (Earth) 199115 Feb 1991 - 03 Feb 1992 (Metal) 200301 Feb 2003 - 21 Jan 2004 (Water) 201519 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2016 (Wood)
Oi Yee Tai, Canada Member Since December 2010 Artist Statement The two sides of me...
My sumi paintings are essentially monochromatic. I find boundless freedom in expressing myself through different shades of black, white and grey. I love to use minimal strokes capturing the essence while leaving enough white space for the viewer's imagination. (http://www.oystudio.com)
With acrylic, watercolor and oil, I feel like a 4 year old child rolling on the floor coating myself with all the different colors I love. Unlike my Chinese ink paintings, I fill the canvas with so much color that it might be suffocating for you but I am having so much fun I just want to share it with you too. (http://www.oystudio.com/playful)