2003-2005, 40 paintings on Japanese and Chinese papers

With this series I continued to explore the possibilities of Oriental brushes, and papers which in spite of being very thn, can be worked both with wet material (Chinese ink) and dry media (pastel). I was trying out a new format ,close to the scroll. And I was celebrating the disappearance of chronic pain in y life, and recovering a full range of movement that allowed me ample, expressionist gestures and free-flowing forms that expressed a new-found happiness. The combination of words and pictures is an homage to the Far East scholars, proficient both in calligraphy and painting, and to the Oriental papers that lend themselves both to Sumie-painting and to calligraphy.