46 x 24 inches
Ichigo Ichie (“one time one meeting”) is a Zen-flavored spiritual phrase often seen on scrolls hung in a tea ceremony room. The idea is that this occasion at this particular time will never be repeated. The artwork is an abstract experiment with brush strokes and color done by two artists, the Kyoto-based Sarah Brayer and Michael Hofmann, one afternoon on a visit Sarah made to California. Liza added seal-script versions of the characters and mounted the piece in a style called maru hyōgu or kirishitate, that is top,bottom and sides of the same material. In this case, I used bright blue Unryū paper.
ichimonji - The gold edges at top and bottom of the artwork are from a recycled damaged old scroll.
finials - The decorative finials at either end of the bottom roller are round green and silver painted drawer pulls.
(shown with “wind weights” made from Greek weathered glass beads, yellow neoprene, and orange paper string.)