Old Pine Old Memories

Title: Old Pine Old Memories

Media: Chinese ink and watercolor on traditional hand-made hemp paper

Size: 17 x 11 in.

Date: 2019

Signed: Lu Kesi pinxit 2019 amici memoriam

Seals: Lukesi (lower right)



Inscribed: “When I was a boy my hands and clothes were often stained with pitch from climbing high into the pine trees. Now I’m afraid my grandson may never know such fun.”

Color painting based on an old black and white work by an unknown Chinese artist. In the inscription is “amici memoriam” which is Latin for “in memory of an old friend” since I consider all the past artists of China as my friends.

With traditional Chinese paper backing.