Moon-locking Pavilion

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Lan Su 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. A view of the Fragrance Courtyard in Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, OR. Material: Chinese ink and color on fibrous yellow Chinese paper Date: 2017 Inscription: Courtyard of […]

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?

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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 […]

Tea is the Dao in Disguise

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Tea is the Dao in Disguise 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. Material: Chinese ink and color on […]