Medium: Etching with chine-collé Dimensions: 12 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches Signature: Signed Artist details: Japanese, 1933 - 2019 Date finished: 1968 Edition: 2/50 Condition: Masking tape residue on top margin
Series: Gargoyle Series #13 Medium: Etching Dimensions: 8 x 5 1/2 inches (Image) 10 x 7 inches (Sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: American, 1887 - 1953 Date of impression: 1929 Edition: Annotated personal proof Reference: Fletcher 222
Medium: Woodcut Dimensions: 16 x 56 inches Artist details: Korean, 1954 Date finished: 2011 Edition: of 25
Poem: The stony field is even better as a practice place. Dull picks and hoes are indispensable for the practice, and keep them safe. After Master Bei. The Buddhist Dharma is transmitted through dull hoes instead of robes and bowls. If you keep the blades of hoes stay the same even after you hoed the stony field, you are considered skillful. After hard sweating work, you will find time to spare. For foolish people, working in the field is a better way to practice, rather than spending restless time sitting on meditation cushion. Isn"t the food you receive from the soil a gift from heaven and earth? Receive both your bodies and minds from the soil. If you get them from the soil, you will be considered as a skillful worker.
Series: Sunrises Again Medium: Wood engraving with chine-collé Dimensions: 23 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches (image) Signature: Signed Artist details: Japanese, 1944 Date finished: 2015 Edition: of 35 Condition: Bottom right corner damaged
Series: Animals and Plants in Colors Medium: Colored wood engraving Dimensions: 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (image) Signature: Signed Artist details: Japanese, 1944 Date finished: 2016 Edition: of 70
Recommended by Nikki(Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher): Kobayashi’s easily recognizable flora and fauna and color palette’s repeated pastel rainbow rolls lull his audience into a peaceful acceptance of this scene. Kobayashi has hypnotically pulled the viewer into his fantasy world where baby chicks and sea turtles emerge in the same space; and land and seascapes gently exist in a circular flow in the same plane. All of the birds, fish, frogs, etc are all observing the cock and hen. Cycles of life are in perfect balance in this imaginary space, where even one wrong step from the cock at the edge of the cliff can throw it into disharmony.