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Pair of Cranes Under the Moonlight by the famous monk Jung Kwang Sunim

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Painting of a Pair of Cranes Under the Moonlight by the Famous Korean Monk from Jeju Island, Ko Chang Nyul aka Jung Kwang Sunim (1935-2002). A google search of Jung Kwang Mad Monk will reveal the fascinating life of this character, and you'll find reviews of recent exhibitions of his work, and the book Mad Monk on amazon, and more. He and his work have been featured on CNN, PBS, NHK, and other major broadcasters. He was a famous monk, artist, poet, and actor. His unique paintings are instantly recognizable by their zen approach to form and color. The crane is an ancient symbol of longevity. When cranes are paired like this, they are a symbol of eternal love, because it is believed that cranes mate for life. The crane has further symbolic meaning in Buddhism. The bodhisattvas change themselves into cranes so that they can fly all over the world visiting and helping people. Ink and color on paper. Frame: 37.5 x 26 inches, 95.25 x 66 cm; Painting: 26.5 x 17.5 inches, 67.25 x 44.5 cm. The buyer of this fine painting will receive a PDF file compilation of Jung Kwang Sunim's poems, and a bio. You'll laugh and cry when you read "Zen Poems 1".