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Aug 28, 2014 / 14 notes

Scholar Stone x Chyrsanthemum

Aug 23, 2014 / 3 notes

So my branches are starting to look like antlers…I need to explore this more and find out what it means…Maybe some deer are on the horizon..

Aug 14, 2014 / 2 notes

Thank you to the summer lotuses in Hangzhou for inspiring this piece!

Aug 12, 2014 / 6 notes

This weekend I took a trip to Wuxi in Jiangsu province with my former professor from the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Lichao who I admire and care about v deeply. Enjoy the grandeur of the Lingshan Buddha (88m tall) and its complex. So excellent…SO GOLD. 

Aug 7, 2014 / 2 notes

While in China for the Consultation on People-to-People Exchanges meeting, Marianne Craven, the Managing Director of Academic Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the Department of State, met with‪#‎Fulbright‬ U.S. Students Alex Anderson and Mia Sargent.

This photo shows the group in front of the Shanghai Museum on July 13th.

Alex and Mia are both studying at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China.

See the full post and picture here at the Fulbright Program’s Facebook page!

Aug 3, 2014 / 9 notes

Chrome Baroque

Jul 28, 2014

When art and nature meet…

I love this piece by Hubert Duprat that he describes as his collaboration with the common caddisfly. Brilliant!

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/07/hubert-duprat-caddisflies/

Jul 24, 2014 / 17 notes

I have a newly found love for cicadas. I used to be afraid of them because they’re huge, but then my friend told me that they only eat leaves. Then she picked one up and put it in her hand. It made me think about unfair surface judgements and the things we avoid or even attack because of what they seem, when in fact they might just be a big friendly winged creature trying to eat leaves and live its life. 

The Chinese characters for cicada are 知了, which mean to know and to understand respectively…how appropriate. 

Jul 19, 2014 / 4 notes

Last weekend I visited Suzhou, a city famed for its lush gardens and taihushi or scholar rocks. The Chinese literati valued these rocks for their unique, elegant, naturally occurring sculptural, yet mountainous forms that served as microcosms of the natural world. These rocks would sit in the gardens and studies of scholars and were used as devices for the contemplation of our existence and the world at large.

Jun 27, 2014 / 3 notes

Ready for the Zhejiang Provincial Exhibition! I just hope that it survives the kiln…