Sunday, November 30, 2008


"My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep.  The more I give thee, the more I have, for both are infinite."

Left:  Detail from a woodblock print by Japanese artist, Hiroshige.


Lorelei said...

This a beautiful print!
The museum where I work, has a handful of Hiroshige prints. They are all so lovely.
I like this quote also.

I just packaged up your goodies for tomorrow's mail. Let me know when they arrive. I'll be anxious to see what you think.
I made you a small painting.

Andrew Thornton said...

Oh! I love Hiroshige's prints. They're amazing.

I took a class with the amazing Emily Chen back in college about Asian Art. It was probably one of the more challenging classes I've had, because it was almost like having to learn a new language. In Western Art History classes, you've kind of been beat over the head with a lot of information since childhood. Here... it was just so removed from what I already knew. My one saving grace in that class was that despite the difficulties I had learning the names and memorizing dates, the fundamentals of art don't change too much. The concerns of Westerns were some of the same as Non-Westerns. So, at least there was that.

I can't wait to get the package! I'm very excited! It's like an early Christmas!