Purpose/Use: Used in addition to an Artist Seal to enhance a composition
Translation: Depicting Idea Spontaneous Style of Painting
Dimension: (LxWxH):13/16” x 11/16” x 2 3/8”
Imprint Dimension: (LxW):13/16” x 11/16”
Imprint Shape: Rectangle
The dark brown color at the bottom of the seal gradually lightens as it travels up the face of the stone. The rest of the seal is ivory. The carving of the lotus plant includes its stalk. The stem is anchored and rises from the darker color at the base of the seal. Again, the artist has skillfully used the stone’s natural coloring to complement and enhance his artwork.
Lotus, which comes out of the mire but is not itself sullied, is a symbol of purity and holiness and is sacred in China. The lotus bloom and bud shown together, as it is on this stone, signifies a complete union.