7 Characters (1982)

This series of unique collages, representing seven Chinese characters, was created in collaboration with papermakers at the Xuan Paper Mill in Jingxian, China. To a base of thirty-ply paper and a layer of silk, each one of the seven Chinese characters is added in pulp relief. Images from posters found in Shanghai are attached and overlaid with a thin transparent paper. The artist then applied gold leaf and a cloth medallion to each work. Published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, many of the works were included in connection with the ROCI CHINA exhibition held at the National Art Gallery in Beijing in 1985.