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Contemporary Ei-shodÕ Art


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"World View" painting by Ranna®. ©.
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Eo-shodou fresco by Ranna®. ©
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The Spiritual and Ei-Shodou in Ranna's art.

In 1990, while living in Tokyo (Japan), Ranna invented ei-shodou ("ei" = English; shodou = Japanese calligraphy) alphabet calligraphy. She has periodically continued to explore this innovation in several series of artwork. In these pieces she used her signature Shimmer Art technique.


Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #1, © Ranna®.

Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #2, © Ranna®.

Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #3, © Ranna®.

Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #4, © Ranna®.

Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #5, © Ranna®.
Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #6, © Ranna®.
Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #7, © Ranna®.
Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #8, © Ranna®.
Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #9, © Ranna®.
Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #10, © Ranna®.
Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #11, © Ranna®.
Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #12, © Ranna®.
Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #13, © Ranna®.
Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #14, © Ranna®.
Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #15, © Ranna®.
Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #16, © Ranna®.
Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #17, © Ranna®.
Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #18, © Ranna®.
Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #19, © Ranna®.
Ei-shodou/ shodo  art fresco #20, © Ranna®.

The Genjoukouan,
ei-shodou (shodo) art,
mixed media on 20 fresco tablets, 15"x10"/ 38cm x 25.5cm each.
© Ranna®.
The complete work, P.O.A. Individual tablets by commission only.

 

Ranna's Contemporary Ei-Shodõ art fresco tablets

In her Shimmer Ei-Shodõ Fresco series, Ranna created contemporary ei-shodou art fresco tablets of English language translations of each of the 20 verses of the Zen text, the Genjoukoan. Created in Ranna's proprietary Shimmer Art™ method, these ei-shodou art fresco tablets bear ei-shodou transcriptions of the Zen verses. Inscribed on fresco tablets created in a "found" method devised by Ranna to access raw iron oxides, the result is a successful synthesis of contemporary art with Western fresco techniques and Asian shodou art techniques . (Winchester Arts Management, Washington D.C.)

 

Ranna's Spirit Lines on canvas.

 

Ei-shodou 121 by © Ranna®. Photo Ranna Lachlan.

Ei-Shodou artwork - gold leaf, gold and mixed media over Virginia red ochre on canvas, in Ranna's Shimmer Art™ method, 36" x 26.5". Inscription: verse by Kabir. © Ranna®.

 

Ei-Shodou 121(a) by © Ranna®. Photo Ranna Lachlan.

The Ei-shodou piece (at left) installed in a USA yoga studio. © Ranna®.

 

 

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REVIEWER: Ranna's art "...explores the profound while serving as a portal to beauty."
(Kennelly, E., re Island, Continent exhibition by Ranna®, Washington DC.
The author writes for Art & Antiques, Art & Auction, ARTnews.)



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