Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Guangdong Folk Art Museum
This is Lilly showing me how to use a traditional art set from China for calligraphy. You bet I had to get one.
This is of a woman carving a chop. A chop is a personal stamp artists use to sign their work. In China, the chop has the same weight and authority as a signature does in America. They are traditionally carved out of soapstone. The ladies in the gift shop at the museum carve these while you wait. I'm just floored by the creativity by the Chinese.