Tea is the Dao in Disguise

Media: Chinese ink and color on fibrous Chinese paper with traditional paper backing

Size: 22 x 17.5 cm.

Date: 2017

Inscription: Tea is the Dao in disguise. Painted by Lu Kesi 2017.

Seal: Lu Kesi (lower left)

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A cup of fine Chinese tea, a bamboo tray of steamed buns, and a quote from a good book. 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 title is taken from a passage in the book.