This is not a Print! This custom 'Flexibility as a sublime virtue / As Good As Water' Chinese calligraphy wall scroll is created by our talented disabled artist.
Typical Gallery Price: $100.00
Your Price: $49.88
Length of Silk Scroll: 59.3" (150cm)
Width of Wooden Scroll Roller: 18.6" (47cm)
About 'As Good As Water' Chinese Calligraphy Wall Scroll Artwork
Traditional or Simplified Chinese Characters & pinyin
Four characters are pronounced ‘shàng shàn ruò shuǐ’. It means:" As good as water; Flexibility as a sublime virtue; The highest excellence is like that of water".
The meaning of this phrase is Taoistic basic thought. This thought was put forward by Lao Tzu, founder of Taoist.
Highest good is like water.
Because water excels in benefiting the myriad creatures without contending with them and settles where none would like to be, it comes close to the way.
In a home it is the site that matters;
In quality of mind it is depth that matters;
In an ally it is benevolence that matters;
In speech it is good faith that matters;
In government it is order that matters;
In affairs it is ability that matters;
In action it is timeliness that matters.
It is because it does not contend that it is never at fault.
This phrase is from Chapter VIII of TaoDeJing (laozi-daodeching). This thought was put forward by Lao Tzu, 4th-century Chinese philosopher on whose teachings Lao-Tzu based Taoism, founder of Taoist.
About Talented Disabled Artist Shouxing Wang
Shouxing Wang, who lives with paralysis from the waist down, is an accomplished disabled Chinese calligrapher of traditional Chinese brush calligraphy, thought of as the highest form of art in China and widely practiced and revered in Sinophere. Being confined to a wheelchair in a small village in Eastern China for decades, Shouxing has been determined to teach and establish himself as a great Chinese calligrapher.
"Initially, practicing calligraphy lifted me out of the pain of losing legs, brought me consolation and gave me courage to face various difficulties in life, and I found new hopes. Now I believe in my future and I shall work harder and promote the calligraphy art form." he said. When he was interviewed by journalists with famous media and asked what it was like to practice calligraphy these years.
Shouxing writes with a brush, ink and an inkstone (used to mix the ink) on rice paper and is versed in all the five main scripts of Chinese characters: seal script (zhuanshu), clerical script (lishu), semi-cursive or running script (xingshu), cursive or grass scrip (caoshu) and regular script (kaishu).
How to Create Your 'As Good As Water' Chinese Characters Calligraphy Wall Scroll Art Works
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