Sunday, June 21, 2009
Chinese dreamstones arranged in panels
this item is listed here: http://www.trocadero.com/ruyistudio/items/626346/item626346store.html
a pity about the poor quality photo.
dreamstones are pieces of polished marble which resemble Chinese landscape paintings. they are part of the Chinese literati tradition, along with scholars' rocks, furniture made of gnarly tree roots & calligraphy materials (inkstone, ink stick, brush & paper, as well as ornamental brush stands).
I'm not sure how common this kind of assemblage of many dreamstones is.
to me, it feels close to the more calligraphic abcomx, such as Andrei's & Draw's.