Taiji Warmups

I made a small thank you sculpture for my teacher upon finishing learning the 127 posture T’ai Chi form the first time. We are always learning. The rock suggested some of the movements we do to warm up ‘Buddah Arms’ plus a bit of single whip. A graceful stance for some niegong breathing.

This was made for my teacher Terri Pellitteri who teaches taiji at GHC, Madison Daoguan (now gone), and on the roof of Monona Terrace in the warm weather.

About 8 years ago I ordered stone from a sculpture house (that is no longer in business) and had them send me some various-sized stones; I left it up to them to pick them out. I was pretty disappointed in some of them. This is very small piece of marble was underwhelming – about 5″ at the widest point. Just goes to show you every rock has it’s day!

A small gift for a large teacher. (Facebook album)

Completed: 2011
Dimensions: 4″ x 3″ x 1″
Materials: Marble
Collection: Terri Pellitteri
Madison, Wisconsin