The concept for 2000 Dragons first occurred in 1976, another dragon year (the Asian zodiac revolves in 12-year cycles). The painting was executed during the first seven months of 2000 in acrylic on a support of synthetic Tyvek material, light, strong, and archival. The images range from one-inch hieroglyphic marks based on ancient Chinese bronze dragon forms, to 30-foot-long creatures undulating among explosive clouds, waves, and rain forms. Brush work moves from explosive splashed "zen painting" to meticulous detail. Emulating classic Chinese and Japanese picture scrolls, the painting presents a journey that progresses through periods of time and weather changes. Accompanying the primary scroll are a number of individual vertical dragon paintings in the same variety of styles.
Trillium Graphics is proud to announce the first reproduction of Don Ed Hardy's 2000 Dragons scroll! This reproduction is at half scale of the original 4' x 500' Tyvec Painting and is displayed in a wall mounted scrolling box.