Chinese Calligraphy Art in Shadow-Mat Frame: Zen
Master Calligraphy Series
Chinese character for "Zen (Chan)" 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.
Zen simply means Meditation, but it has become associated with Mahayana Buddhism which emphasizes sitting meditation in its practice. Originating in India and spreading through China as Chan Buddhism (the Chan character in Japanese is pronounced "Zen"), Zen is popular through the world.
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.