Friday, April 2, 2010
"Imperial Palace Marble Dragon Staircase Detail"
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Acrylic Ink On Stonehenge Paper
8 x 12
My ink drawing was done from a photo that I had taken on my travels in China. It is a closeup shot of the marble details on the staircase outside the Imperial Palace in Beijing. The reason there are stairs on either side of the central design is when the Emperor was transported through the grounds of the palace he would have been carried. His attendants would be on both sides of his throne and they would walk the stairs and the Emperor would be carried above the dragon designs. When you visit the Imperial Palace you are over whelmed by the enormity of the place and all the intricate details...so much to see!!!!!