Master-Giclée, Limited Edition of 100 pieces.


150 x 100 cm (59 x 43.3 inch)


Artist: Christiane Vleugels

Land of Origin: Belgium

Equilibrium is taken for granted in everyday life by many who may fail to understand its importance. Equilibrium, which literally means “a pound on either side”,  has a nimbler equivalent in balance, as in walking a tightrope or juggling our duties and pursuits, often too many, in modern life.

For the monk aspiring to maintain his equilibrium, he is actually practicing his balance through constant minute to minute adjustments in muscle tension, angles, breathing and meditation. A calmness befalls the observer who longs for stillness and balance. The monk’s control speaks to the heaviness of mismanaging our lives and sings a song of freedom through control.

Steeped in Chinese tradition, this painting serves as a powerful message that simple things may turn out harder than imagined, but fortunately that hard things may become easier over time.


We use the highest possible, colour tested printing process in the IBEX ArtLab. The Master-Giclées are overseen by the artists themselves to ensure that they are exactly as the artists want them. All used materials for the Master-Giclées are acid-free, so they will not turn yellow or go brittle. We use archival pigment inks which have the longest lifespan of any ink currently known.

At IBEX, we believe in providing the highest quality Master-Giclées to match the high quality of our artists. All pieces are produced in our own print, varnishing and framing facilities in Germany. From start to finish each work of art is handled personally by a master printer with more than 20 years of experience in the fine arts.