announcing eternal friendship
Chinese brushwork, acrylic on canvas
Verses from the Book of Odes:
- “To me she offered a papaya,
- I offered her a beautiful Ju-gem (jade);
- Not to repay her,
- But to love forever,
- To have our friendship last forever.”
The Book of Odes, Shi Jing
Style: chinese calligraphy in seal script.
The middle character means "good" and is built of two parts, "girl" and "boy". The character "good" and the three characters on the right side make up the verse "Forever Eternal Friendship". The four left side characters are echoing that verse. The announcement is made on a wall.