A Tree Grows in Chinatown: Beginning

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Title: A Tree Grows in Chinatown: Beginning; Size: 12×24; Media: Acrylic paint, medium, inkjet print on silk, on canvas.

This photo is of the actual work derived from the photoshop image I posted recently. With the text reading down and to the left, I thought it might be effective to use a more elongated shape to invoke the idea of scroll. I also decided to place the image in front of the text. I like the elegance of the longer shape; I think it works for me.

I also changed the title and the text slightly. The modified text reads:

My mother said: “He was 23 and she was 18 when they married. The bride price included: 2 roast pigs; 24 barbecued ducks, 48 roast chickens, 100 pounds of rice, 200 fortune cookies, 10 yards of silk, 10 dozen oranges, 20 dozen hard boiled eggs, and other things that I can’t remember”…

The source image is my maternal grandparents’ wedding.photo.

~ by thiscassandra on Sunday 27 September 2015.

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