Characters on the seal: 不拘一格 If you literally translate this, the first two characters mean, "not stick to", or "not confine oneself to". The second two characters mean,"one grid", "one mode","one pattern", "one form", "one style", or "one rule".
This Chinese idiom speaks of exploring different styles and not being stuck in conventional thinking. It can also be translated as "not sticking to one pattern" or "not limited to one type (or style)". The most simple translation is "being creative", or "unbridled creativity". Some may also say this means, "not being stuck in a rut", in the context of a designer or artist. If you are a sumi or CBP artist, it is good to use on any painting you create, abstract, figurative, landscape or flower-and-birds.
Size: 1-9/16"(4cm) x 3/4(2cm); H: 2" (5.0cm) in rectangular shape(see picture)
Material: Qingtian Stone
Storage/Gift Box: Brocade Silk Box (included)
Carved by Guanghai Xiang with special requests and commission by Henry Li.