Sunday, March 20, 2011

"Sisters" --- Donated to Japanese "Aid for Bed" Directly Helping by Providing Shelter for theDisplaced

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On March 10, I was packing for my trip to Florida. Because I was in a rush, I pushed a small table and one of the Japanese dolls displayed on it fell off. Knocked on the floor tiles, her head was shattered into pieces. I felt pity about the accident, but didn't think too much and continuing on my rush. Less than 24 hours later I was on my way and stopped by a McDonald’s on I-10 between Pensacola and Tallahassee. I opened my Mac. Oh!! my goodness, I saw that horrible images of Tsunami and Earthquake of Japan. I was frozen by the terrible scenes the devastation, felt the world was ending. I am not really superstitious, but the shadow of my crashed Japanese doll was floating on gloomy images of the tremendous disaster.


I was back to Austin late last night, and felt obligated to do something. I did this painting this morning and hope to do a little help to the people in Japan. Now the Daily Paintworks website has posted a new challenge to all daily painters call "the Help Japan Challenge". I want to submit this painting to this challenge. I hope all my artist friends can join me to donate a painting to raise a help fund. If you are interested in join me, please check "the DPW Help Japan Challenge" for the detailed information. This is one way we artists can help. Thank you.

7 comments:

Millie said...

How eerie it was with your Japanese dolls falling the day of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan! I would have got goose pimples if That had happened to me.

As usual, lovely rendering of the cute little dolls. Hen hao kan!很好看

Sheila said...

Such a lovely painting and I see it is already doing very well on the DPW site. Great job!

Anne Marie Propst said...

This is just a great tribute and a great painting. I need to get to the studio to paint one for this great DPW help.

Marie Martin said...

Qiang: This is as touching a story as it is a beautiful painting! Thank you for sharing. My heart broke for you thinking about the moment when you opened your computer at the MacDonald's and saw the tragedy in Japan. What a shock it must have been. Such an awful (if not ridiculous) juxtaposition ... the clanging and clanking of the red and yellow fast food world of MacDonald's, as a back drop for the harsh reality of the frailty of life. Thank you for your sensitive approach to life, art and self expression. Marie Martin

Art By Erika said...

I love this piece, I also love kokeshi. Beautifully done! Congrats on the bids :)

Michael King said...

Exceptional piece of work.

Montse said...

It´s very nice. I love your work.