Chinese Calligraphy Art in Shadow-Mat Frame: Qi
Master Calligraphy Series
Chinese character for "Qi" displayed in a smooth black frame with a unique "floating" double mat (a spacer creates a shadow between the mats). Frame size: 9" x 11" with 4.5" x 6.5" character insert.
Qi (Pinyin: Qi; Wades Giles: Ch'i). Literally translated to air, breath or gas. But in the context of Chinese philosophy or medicine, Qi is most often translated as "intrinsic energy" or "life force". Most importantly, it means many things depending on the context of it's useage. See Qi Encyclopedia for in-depth research and discussion.
The character is painted in running script style, then printed on acid-free 100% cotton archival paper. The uniquely matted frame focuses attention on the character and makes a simple, yet beautiful display on a desk, shelf, or table.