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Mustard Seed Garden Manual Project 2000
3 silkscreens on rice paper, each 8 x 10


The Mustard See Garden Manual of Painting
(1679) is an instructional manual that catalogues various painting styles by reknowned Chinese masters up to the 17th century. The manual, which was a pedagogical tool for aspiring painters, comprises of specific chapters - including Book of Trees, Book of Rocks, and Book of People and Things, etc. Disparate images from these various chapters are collaged together to produce images that are self-referential to the production of images.

 

1 - 3: Sound of the chessboard
4 - 5: Palace
6 - 8: Sitting on a rock as flat as a mat

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