Taijiquan

Taijiquan

Taijiquan An illustration by Lu Kesi created for the book The Beyond Within: the Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden by Daniel Skach-Mills. Material: Chinese ink and color on Chinese paper Size: 19 x 18 cm. Date: 2017 Inscription: Taijiquan. By Lu Kesi 2017. Seal: Lu (lower left under inscription); Kesi (lower right)

Mountains and Lakes

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Mountains and Lakes This painting by Lu Kesi was created as an illustration for the book The Beyond Within: the Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden by Daniel Skach-Mills. Material: Chinese ink and color on Chinese single xuan paper Date: 2017 Inscription: Do mountains and lakes have meaning? A detail from a hanging scroll […]

Moon-locking Pavilion

Moonlocking

Moon-locking Pavilion Created by Lu Kesi as an illustration for the book The Beyond Within: the Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden by Daniel Skach-Mills. The Moon-locking Pavilion is in the center of the lake at Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon. Material: Chinese ink and color on Chinese paper Size: 19.3 x […]

Listen to the Fragrance

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Listen to the Fragrance A painting by Lu Kesi created as an illustration for the book The Beyond Within: the Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden by Daniel Skach-Mills. “Listen to the fragrance” is written on the scroll shaped plaque above the moon gate in the scholar’s courtyard of Lan Su Chinese Garden in […]

Lan Su Garden Moon Gate

MoonGate

Lan Su Garden Moon Gate A black and white painting by Lu Kesi created as an illustration for the book The Beyond Within: the Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden by Daniel Skach-Mills. One of several versions created for the book, though this one was not used. “Listen to the fragrance” is written on […]

Stone Lion

Lion

Heading Created by Lu Kesi as an illustration for the book The Beyond Within: the Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden by Daniel Skach-Mills. This is the male guardian lion carved from granite which stands outside the entry arch to the Lan Su Chinese garden in Portland, OR. Material: Chinese ink on fibrous Chinese […]

Just Enough Ego

JustEnoughEgo

Just Enough Ego Created by Lu Kesi as an illustration for the book The Beyond Within: the Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden by Daniel Skach-Mills. The phrase “Just enough ego so as not to put our food into the mouth of the person sitting next to us at the table” is from this […]

Fragrance Courtyard

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Fragrance Courtyard Created by Lu Kesi as an illustration for the book The Beyond Within: the Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden by Daniel Skach-Mills. This is one of many alternate views of this scene that were made for the book but went unused. The text on this painting is incorrect in that the […]

Am I Really Here?

Entrance

Am I Really Here? Created by Lu Kesi as an illustration for the book The Beyond Within: the Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden by Daniel Skach-Mills. This is a view of the entrance courtyard and front door to Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, OR. Material: Chinese ink on paper Size: 33.5 x […]