The Artist's Studio
In small studio facing out onto a cobblestone alley in the Taiwanese coastal town of Tamsui [pron. "don-SCHWAY"] (just outside Taipei), a Buddhist artist has, for the past 12 years, been creating ornate, intricate, and unique devotional paintings that may be some of the most enduring Buddhist artwork created today. The enduring quality of these works arises not just from the talents of the artist, Chang Ming-Yeh, but also from the unique materials she uses--colorful pastes made from ground minerals, chosen so that their colors will be just as vibrant centuries from now as they are today.
Photos and Text by Mark Anderson
Artist Interview Translated by Peter Huang