This Asian section features original block prints of Chinese symbols that were created for a handmade book depicting
12 of Otis Sweat's favorite poems from the Tao Te Ching. The small image below is Page 1, Poem One of the
Tao Te Ching - Twelve Poems book. You can read more about that below. We welcome your comments, so please feel free to contact us personally at: sweat@otissweatart.com

Thank you for your patience as we continue building our site!

Otis Sweat and Barbara Sweat

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Otis has been studying Chinese language and calligraphy for over 20 years. He created original block prints of every Chinese symbol in some of his favorite poems of the Tao Te Ching.  He then printed the poems by hand on lokta paper made in Nepal. The book with its handmade cedar wood cover was then crafted by Otis. Prints of each individual poem along with the translation are being offered for sale. If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to email us at: sweat@otissweatart.com

Here's a preview of some Chinese characters that are available for purchase upon request.

In addition, if you have a word or phrase that you'd like created in Otis' style as shown in the following images, please contact us at the above email address.

We will be providing much more information as we go forward. In the meantime, your patience is certainly appreciated while our site is being constructed.

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