This traditional chinese style of painting - which I enjoy very much - is difficult to master. I’ve tried. Most of the time I find myself making the mistake of adding too much detail.
Feng doesn’t do that here. With just enough color she brings us back to a China of long ago. Feng was born with deformed legs and was left on a street corner right after she was born.
This work is part of the Scrolls from China archive a site which sells art by Chinese orphans for their benefit.
Featured on 30 August 2010.