As you know, the Heroine, and your humble scribe, plus a father and a family friend, all returned from an outing in Yunnan Province, China, recently.
This morning the concierge brought up a parcel which had arrived in our absence...
It was covered in cryptic markings...
And then these two symbols followed...
There were many more cryptic picto-images, but this one I understood...
So I opened up the mysterious box...
..and it contains two paintings, obverse and reverse, on a wooden board, by Ben Marlan!
The reverse image is in the theme of a "State of Being" art show that Ben Marlan recently put on, and the obverse image, shown below, was one that Ben was working on as part of his performance art lived blog experience that he is experimenting with.
Because the board is painted on both sides, I am loathe to lie it flat to take a great picture of it, but here is one that I have taken of the obverse, or face, image.
Ben, this piece looks grand.
Thank you very much.
This piece will be making a trip into China, this weekend, to be framed.
I will post post both sides when they are protected by a frame and the textured surface won't be damaged.
Thank you, Ben, and thank you, everyone for your kind comments.