King Silk Art makes silk embroidery wall art,100% hand-stitched by Master Artists in Suzhou,China. Our artwork,Susho,is completely natural,created with tiny needles and pure silk thread. Susho is a 2500 year old family tradition,with a unique and fascinating history.
Our Susho was inspired by Mount Fuji Seen in Ocean by Katsushika Hokusai,a Japanese artist during the 18th/19th centuries,toward the end of the Edo Period. Hokusai is world-famous for woodblock prints celebrating Mount Fuji. Even his famous oceanscapes refer to Mount Fuji,whether literally in the image,or figuratively,like this one comparing a tsunami-like wave to Mount Fuji.
The style of Japanese woodblock art,developed from the woodblock books printed in China,was first seen in Japan in the 8th century as Buddhist scroll illustrations. Woodblock printing became a popular alternative to handwriting books. And,by the century before Hokusai lived,artists were using woodblock print for economy and popularity. Hokusai's genius help popularize Japanese woodblock artwork all over the world. Vincent van Gogh was greatly influenced this style of artwork.
Water is one of the Five Elements of nature,representing control. In Feng Shui,literally Wind-Water,water retains the wild wind. Ocean waves represent one of the strongest forces on earth,images of waves help fight the bad forces that challenge us.
Ocean waves express the vast,dangerous and magnificent character of the sea,juxtaposed with the calm side of the sea,smooth under the warm sun. A watery example of perfect Yin Yang,ultimate natural balance.