Seals and calligraphy

I carved most of the seals in alabaster, the traditional medium; but a few were carved in clear lucite, from lab stock for counter windows used in high-energy physics.

1945

"Kerson"

1946

"Bury the heart"

1947

"One Water Pavilion"

1948

My given name, upon turning twenty

1949

"Wild horses and dust"

-- Zhuangzi (300 BC)

1950

For Teddy Pian

and Rulan Chao

1955

"Rose mountain"

for Rosenberg , artist

1955

For Koo Hsien-Liang

1955

For Ma Yanglan

1957

For Chen Chi-Kuan , artist

1957

"Spring birds, autumn insects, all make their own sounds"

-- Line by Huang Jingren (Qing Dynasty)

1971

"Shamed by Ge Hong, I have yet to find the Elixer"

-- Line from a poem by Du Fu. to Li Bai (Tang Dynasty).

For Nathan Sivin, who studied ancient Chinese alchemy

1971

"All things",

for Carol Sivin

1972

"Mo", for Philip Morrison.

I composed a couplet for him::

Imponderable dust -- churning into constellations;

Countless novae -- not in the Milky Way.

Calligraphy for KC (2014)

"Remember the bitter, and dream the sweet" -- Chinese motto of the nineteen sixities.