Letters from the Flip Side: 2007 – 2019
Decades ago, I was inspired by Chinese art on a visit to the Art Institute in Chicago. Motivated by that, and , for a hundred other reasons, I moved to China in 2007. For over a dozen years, my life became a collage of cultural adaptations from living in China during its transition into an economic powerhouse. I was a university lecturer, magazine and newspaper editor and writer, actor and more. We lived in the ancient city of Hangzhou, home to celebrated poets and Marco Polo, which became a center of 21st Century technology. In China, artists told me they harness the creative fire within a metaphysical little universe – xiǎo yǔzhòu. Their artistic artifacts discharge this little universe into the minds of admirers. While creating my little universe, I kept a journal, and regularly exchanged emails with friends. I’ve compiled those into photo essays called the China Collage.
Until I become more or a techno wizard, I will organize these pages chronologically, with a link to the next and previous post on each page. So lets get started:
More to Come