Filling the painting with his evocative ‘calligraphic’ English to transcribe his own sentiments for the landscape, the artist explores ink painting through a Western neo-literati lens. His writings are accompanied by selected poems from the Tang dynasty monk Han Shan, “Cold Mountain,” describing his own journey across the peaks. Han Shan was a Buddhist hermit who begged for food at temples, sang and drank with cowherds, and became one of the most revered poets in history—an immortal figure in Chinese literature and Zen Buddhism alike. Inspired by this legendary figure, The Hermit of Cold Mountain depicts a monk meditating amidst the rocks, trees and streams of the Tiantai Mountains. Together with the English descriptions, the final effect is as much an homage to the Chinese literati tradition, as it is a testament to the scholarly sensitivities of the Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat.
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