Liu Guan Lue Yin; this is the chop (stamp) mark for the Chinese Mandarin phrase of The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow. My favorite of the two chops that I had carved in Shanghai after hearing this while working in China. Now thinking that I might want to include this chop mark on the limited edition print for the Artist Special Edition; left side is on back (verso) of the print, right side would be on the front of the print. The ink seems to set better on the right side…it appears to have a little bit more intense color and the edges seem a bit sharper as well.
I was surprised in that I had not opened the tin of Yinnni red ink for the chop in some time (lower left in the photo above); the ink appeared to be still good as ever. The chop block (stone) for the carving includes a drawing of a thumb and where to place it to make sure you had the correct orientation when someone applied the chop to paper, so you know that this ‘stone’ was developed for the tourist trade. LoL.
Next step is to figure out where to add this chop to the print. Undecided if I would include this chop in the book, but that is still another option to differentiate the Artist Special Edition from the regular artist book edition. hmmmmmm.
The Artist Special Edition is sold out, but the regular edition of this artist book is still available. DM for price, applicable taxes and shipping expense.
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The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow, an artist book from Singular Images Press, Fall 2022 release, $60.00 (plus CA sales tax for those residing in the USA plus shipping expenses). Message me email@example.com or singularimagespress@gmail for shipping details and PayPal invoice.
Note: The Artist Special Edition (book + extra print) is Sold Out.
Southeast Center for Photography (SEC4P): Creative PhotoBook workshop (Sold Out), a virtual event on Zoom; November 5 & 6 and 12 & 13, 2022, 10am – 1pm, EST (3 hour session each day, with a week between the weekend sessions to work your book-dummy). Wait list available for sign-up.
I have not heard previously but love the phrase “The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow”. Very apt for photography.