Zazzle's gloss canvas is made from an additive-free cotton-poly blend and features a special ink-receptive coating that protects the printed surface from cracking when stretched. Made with a tight weave ideal for any photography or fine art, our instant-dry gloss canvas produces prints that are fade-resistant for 75 years or more.
The 2000 year old practice of Sumi-e brush and ink painting is rooted in Zen Buddhism and practiced by highly disciplined monks toward becoming a Zen master. It is a process of creating an image spontaneously in just a single stroke of the brush, without hesitation or alteration. The snake or serpent was often the subject of their paintings because it represents the process that leads to enlightment and mastering one's self - it sheds its skin and is therefore a potent symbol for the constant universal process of change - death, transformation and rebirth. Sumi-e practices later became incorporated into the code and training of the Samurai which taught them concentration, clarity, and simplicity. Visit my store for other related items