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    Portrait of Confucius

    Imitating the patina on antique bronze statue portraits of Confucius ... from pencil sketches drawn on site, recast on iPhone 5 in pencil with oil overlays and mounted on paper ...
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    HI Pete Yep It Looks just Him SLAINTE

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    haha, eighty+, I know you go a long way back, but I never thought ... well, then, it's good to have an eyewitness account ...
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    hi Pete just had another look .......Looks like two big Boobs

    OK Just tried to do an Apple scuse my memory long time no see but I knew you were fond of them but I'm not sure wether its a cherry / Tomato / or Apple

    Your guess is as good as mine SLAINTE
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    ... so the Rorschach test really works! ... I think yours, like mine is fusion art: a cherry tomato!
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    Cool Man Cool

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    well, now that my Confucius has gone bust, so to speak, I'll have to start another thread ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinapete View Post
    Imitating the patina on antique bronze statue portraits of Confucius ... from pencil sketches drawn on site, recast on iPhone 5 in pencil with oil overlays and mounted on paper ...
    And it makes a truly beautiful paper, Pete. I hope it's OK for me to use it this way.

    Thanks

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    I think it holds up well when exploded like that ... those are pretty potent Chinese symbols, did you know that the three wavy lines suggest the ancient Chinese character for water? ...

    ps, I guess maybe you do, I see you've changed your sig line ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinapete View Post
    I think it holds up well when exploded like that ... those are pretty potent Chinese symbols, did you know that the three wavy lines suggest the ancient Chinese character for water? ...

    ps, I guess maybe you do, I see you've changed your sig line ...
    Yes it holds up really beautifully. I thought so anyway. It really is an exquisite paper.

    No I didn't know about the symbol for water. In zen the moon is often the soul; it reflects the sun as our souls reflect the universe (universal), and water is the eternal yin, the softness that wears away the hardest, seeps into the deepest parts, the woman in us all. And the salmon and the fly are the life cycle that goes on and on and ...

    I have had the sig block for a while and I use it every now and then :-)

    I very much admire the work you do.

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