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Change: the shapeshifter

Julie O’yang contemporary calligraphy | (Thinking of) Change, 69074cm (c)Julie O’yang 2017

This recent piece of artwork is made of many layers of thoughts, with the Chinese character “Change” 變 floating to the surface.
Its appearance is based on the famous shapeshifter Sun Wukong, commonly known as Monkey King (16th century).

I would like to invite artists and art lovers around the world to interact with me through this image.

You may alter it in any way you like based on your aesthetic judgement as well as your emotional experience and evaluation. In this way, we make art alive by our joined effort. Art unite us through Change!

I have experienced both excitement and serenity while creating this piece. It seems that Chinese ink technique is the rare expressive channel that can be perfectly calming and powerful.

Please CHANGE! and share your “Change” with me: julie@julieoyang.com

*“Nothing in this world is difficult, but thinking makes it seem so. Where there is true will, there is always a way.” Monkey King, Journey to the West

Thank you for reading!

julie 超辣

Determined dreamer. Published author in English, Dutch, and Chinese. Former People’s Liberation Army (PLA) captain turned artist entrepreneur and screenwriter. She survived the Cultural Revolution as a baby. In the 1990’s she left for London and has lived and worked in free exile ever since. Her work covers a wide spectrum. As journalist, she creates content covering a range of topics on contemporary China from an insider perspective. In 2008, during the Beijing Olympics, she hosted a 5-episode talk show TV China for Netherlands’ national broadcaster and discussed China’s media landscape with media stars and experts from both China and the Netherlands. From 2013-2016 she was the Editor-in-Chief of the English/Chinese bilingual magazine XiN 新, focusing on today’s China shaped by consumerism. O’yang contributes a weekly column to Hoje Macau on contemporary Chinese art and culture. Her English language book titles include: Butterfly, a historical crime love story set in the Second World War. Since May 2016 O'yang has been collaborating with Flemish photographer Filip Naudts on an art project, which has resulted in the photo novel The Picture of Dorya Glenn. Julie works from the Netherlands and Denmark.

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