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Post #862 • August 29, 2006, 1:01 PM • 10 Comments

I wanted to come back from Taiwan with a stone seal for my Chinese name, En Fa, but the opportunity never presented itself until Kang Yachu took me to her parents' house. I asked Kang Ruey-Chung to make me one and send it to me. I offered to pay whatever he wanted.

Today it arrived. As a gift.

Kang Ruey-Chung: "En Fa" stone seal, 2006, 1 1/2 inches long, with impression and leather pouch

Detail.

My gratitude to the Kang family only ever grows deeper. Xie xie Ruey-Chung! Xie xie Yachu!

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1.

eddie

August 29, 2006, 1:17 PM

Cool! At first, I thought you had recieved a chopped off finger. But this is cool too.

2.

jordan

August 29, 2006, 9:55 PM

Beautiful! Very cool.

3.

and

August 30, 2006, 4:11 AM

I NEED to taste, touch, and endulge in the primary female gifts that make me weak - there is a scientific (objective) name for this viceral and physiical space that is intrinsic with human population> What does she call it and how does this flacid juicy thing relate to Art?

4.

Yachu

August 30, 2006, 5:41 AM

I am so happy that you got it and like it. It also bring our best wishes to you!!

5.

Matthew Langley

August 30, 2006, 9:46 AM

A finger would have been really cool.

I really like the name stamp it's a great touch - especially in printmaking and various paperworks. I think it gives a nod to the past while the work is (or might be) moving forward.

I'm a little envious.

6.

Marc Country

August 30, 2006, 10:25 AM

I'm envious, and not just for the severed finger... I want a Chinese name too!

7.

ahab

August 30, 2006, 10:38 AM

What kind of stone is the seal made from, Franklin?

8.

Franklin

August 30, 2006, 9:19 PM

I don't know, and if I ask them, I'm going to get the Chinese name. It's a semitranslucent off-white stone with orange veining.

9.

ahab

August 30, 2006, 9:48 PM

Is the bottom stained red permanently?

10.

Franklin

August 31, 2006, 10:46 AM

It's just cinnabar, so I guess you could clean it off, but people don't unless they become clotted (or musuem acquisitons). This in itself is a skill I haven't quite picked up yet - the cinnabar comes in a paste that has to be softened with a little paddle before use.

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