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About the Artist

Water was everywhere in Suzhou, China, where I grew up with my grandmother. It was under stone bridges, in dingy canals, and in pre-summer rains, offsetting the world of white walls and dark roofs where people napped in quiet afternoons. That water showed me what it is like to leave nothing untouched, to be constantly changing, and the harmony of wholeness. Life is an odyssey that moves relentlessly toward joy, in spite of suffering. This is why I am moved by the power and grace of common people working and living together, something that resembles embrace,or, more aptly, a dance. This dance of the everyday imparts the entanglement of people across time and across cultures. In it ,there is a suggestion of struggle, but more inspiring to me is the suggestion of harmony and justice. The temperate colors and gray tones of my childhood as well as the discoveries of beauty in more vivid hues from my adulthood have lingered in my paintings. I want to share all this with you.

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Selected Works

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Banana Trees

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Water Dancers

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Harvest Dance

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Villagers

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Banana Trees

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Water Dancers

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Harvest Dance

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Villagers

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