Spiritual Energy in Chinese and Japanese Kanji Symbol - Print Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 24cm x 33.3cm  ≈  9½" x 13"

Silk/Brocade: 33cm x 88.7cm  ≈  13" x 35"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 42cm  ≈  16½"

Spiritual Energy in Chinese and Japanese Kanji Symbol - Print Scroll close up view

Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll



Print Scroll

This scroll features the 氣 character printed with an Enso or Zen Circle in the background.

This means energy in Chinese characters, Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja. But there is a little more to it...

氣 is your vital energy or an internal life force. Some will translate this as spirit, mind, heart, nature, disposition, motivation, intention, mood, feelings, or other ideas about the energy that flows through you. Chinese martial arts practitioners often talk of harnessing your chi to overcome limitations and perform amazing feats.

From Chinese, 氣 is often romanized as "Chi" or "Qi" (same pronunciation, as the Q, represents a "ch" sound). From Japanese, it's usually romanized as "Ki" (sounds like "key"). From Korean, it's "Gi" (like ghee).

You can imagine the Enso circle in the background of this print represents the ongoing or eternal circle of your internal energy.

My Little Experiment

New Print Scrolls Hanging

A new batch of printed calligraphy scrolls, hanging in the studio, awaiting proper photography.

I felt like messing around with doing some giclée print calligraphy with various backgrounds. I came up with some layouts that I really like, and passed them around with my Chinese and Japanese friends who gave them rave reviews.

After giclée printing them on Japanese-made kozo paper, I sent the raw artwork off to Beijing to my workshop where they were built into wall scrolls by hand.

If you want a custom print scroll with your design, or other calligraphy, just contact me.