Ode to a Bamboo Grove

TM9104 Ode to a Bamboo Grove 36×48 oil on panel

I looked up bamboo in Wikipedia, and found that this versatile, woody grass could be used for construction, textiles, eaten, and even has a medicinal use. I didn’t see it listed as a subject for artists, or any mention of its calligraphic potential. And yet, bamboo has been a subject of  art for over a thousand years – infinitely interpreted and exquisitely rendered. So much history; so much intimidation! So I humbly present my own Ode to a Bamboo Grove for your perusal. Enjoy.

TM9104 Ode to a Bamboo Grove – detail from lower right

TM9104 Ode to a Bamboo Grove – detail from right of center