Feb 1, 2010

Images of Taiwan



This past winter I spent six weeks as an artist-in-residence at a university in Taiwan.  The experience was absolutely wonderful.  Each day introduced me to some aspect of life in a culture that was for me completely and totally foreign.  It still is quite foreign but my appreciation for the culture, the place and the people has greatly deepened.  The time away was very productive both personally and creatively.  It offered me an opportunity to stretch beyond the boundaries of my familiar world.  The time spent everyday in the studio gave me more focus and  perspective on what I am making and why.  I am so glad I went to this amazing place.  And though I cannot fully communicate my experiences - waking up to a 6.4 earthquake, eating duck tongue and goose blood rice or living in a place where I do not understand the language - I can definitely say that I hope to get back there some day!


6 comments:

arzu said...

DEAR LIZ...COULD YOU PUT ME ON YOUR LIST...I AM VERY INTERESTED...YOUR WORKS AND ALSO INFORMATION ABOUT TAIWAN..THANKS...

Aimee said...

Hi Liz
You sound great. I'd love to be on your mailing list and to hear abour your adventures. Here it is: ataymil8@hotmail.com. Soon, I will be painting part of the Bat Cave!! Rock on.

liz howe said...

arzu...just send your email address to howenowstudio@gmail.com and I'll start sending!

Anonymous said...

i am sooo very happy for your experience but more so i am happy for your evolution...good luck with whatever you do with the changes that have occurred, and will continue to occur within you...health, wealth & happiness always, cheryl

Anonymous said...

Liz,
I knew from the first day that I met you that you were special. Now you are internationally special.
Thanks for the photos,
Dan

Debra Ruzinsky said...

How wonderful!! I'm glad the changes have been good--Taiwan looks like it was wonderful in every way.

Best wishes for continued richness in your life!!

Debra (Ruzinsky)