生活的真挚印痕 I 何兰秀的画作
Sincere imprints of life-paintings of Lanxiu He
I’ve experienced many things, Including working in positions with great benefits, but it is only when I am drawing that I do not need to follow nor deliver instructions. It is then that I become independent and decide everything from emotionality to rationality, the overall to the specific, and especially autonomy in every aspect of myself.
While drawing, breaths can be calm or impassioned as I feel the texture of time and the reality of existence. Every piece of art is a miracle that arises out of nothing. From the initial look, to thoughts, to painting, the process and production are intertwined with the self, environment, space, and time in a new sensation, experience, and expansion.
何兰秀 Lanxiu He
Art, placed piece by piece along the floor, is illuminated by the warmth of winter’s early sunshine.
Passing through painting by painting, like meandering through the tunnels of time, I rapturously reacquaint with my past self. A childhood filled with the influences of my mother, from sketching embroidery patterns to crafting wind spinners, sowed the seeds of art within my heart.
Unwittingly through school, work, then retirement, the majority of life passed by while I have been subliminally and instinctively drawing. Until five years ago when I joined the “New Painting New Thinking” online master class, did I truly inhabit the world of artistic vernacular, realization, and discipline.
Throughout the seasons of efflorescence and withering, I use the mechanisms of art to preserve snapshots of my discoveries in life and capture my dreams in faded time.
At the post of venerable age, art allows me to meet my best self. On the journey of art, my original childlike heart remains unchanged！
Art is limitless; I am grateful to have met it.
——何兰秀 Lanxiu He