• Mud Slinging and Rock Chiseling

    Date posted: November 25, 2008 Author: jolanta
    I was born in Wenzhou, China. Hangzhou is my second hometown. I like strolling along the West Lake, watching old people sipping Long Jing tea bathed in the sunset. This is the kind of peacefulness I am looking for. If only the city would slow down and savor this very moment. I like to pretend I’m mature, but I’m just a young girl, after all, who tries to shine in the crowd, yet too small to have a great impact on the world. I’m just an ordinary person who is willing to settle down in a small town. Life, however, makes me wander around. I have heard a lot from others, but I do not have much experience. I’m grateful for my friends, but I don’t have much to contribute. I was brought up like everybody else, but I want to be extraordinary. I
    have a great passion for art, hoping to bring my soul closer to the
    world by going into art.
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    Miao Sheng-Yuan 

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    Miao Sheng-Yuan, Endless, 2007. Installation. Courtesy of Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art.

    I was born in Wenzhou, China. Hangzhou is my second hometown. I like strolling along the West Lake, watching old people sipping Long Jing tea bathed in the sunset. This is the kind of peacefulness I am looking for. If only the city would slow down and savor this very moment. I like to pretend I’m mature, but I’m just a young girl, after all, who tries to shine in the crowd, yet too small to have a great impact on the world. I’m just an ordinary person who is willing to settle down in a small town. Life, however, makes me wander around. I have heard a lot from others, but I do not have much experience. I’m grateful for my friends, but I don’t have much to contribute. I was brought up like everybody else, but I want to be extraordinary. I have a great passion for art, hoping to bring my soul closer to the world by going into art. Art gives me the power to express myself and leads me to my dreams. Parents always want their daughter to be a pretty and clean girl who plays the piano, and goes on swing rides. I am a girl who plays with mud, clay, and rocks, living in a life of chaos. This girl is not beautiful, but she insists on living with beauty.

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