title: Guan Gong Rides the Lion  關公騎唐獅

mixed media, 36 x 48, 2011

Guan Gong (or Guan Yu) is a deified general who lived during the era of the Three Kingdoms.  Wielding a Crescent Blade (青龍偃月刀) and rocking a graceful beard, his spirit radiates a majestic presence.  Guan Gong's is respected as an epitome of loyalty and righteousness.  Similar values stand true for the temple lion, a mythical creature known for warding off evil spirits and protecting lives with stern dignity.  This painting embodies such values and celebrates the importance of staying true of self.  It's more than just about keeping it real, it's about keeping it right.

limited prints available here

Tune in while you enjoy this piece, these sounds inspired the visual: 


Guan Gong Rides the Lion is on display with 2 other new paintings for nearly 2 months starting this coming Saturday.  Please come by on selected dates, or whenever!  The show's info is below:

9/3-10/29   Norbertellen Group Show 
Norbertellen Gallery 215 W. 6th St. suite 110, LA 90014 (close to Spring)
9/3        opening reception 6-10PM
9/8        artwalk 12PM-10PM
10/8      artist reception 6-10PM
10/13    artwalk 12PM-10PM