Photographic Journal: ‘Taoist’ Angel

I went to see the annual creche exhibit at Mepkin Abbey, our local monastery today. In the 55 nativity scenes currently on display there, the figurine in the photo above was my favorite. It is part of a complete nativity set from Zhejiang Province, China, hand-carved from Hu Qi wood by Zhang Wanlong. What is particularly interesting about this piece is that this angel is depicted similar to a Taoist sage with topknot, but with added angel wings. How beautiful!

Art: Upcoming Events

March 22, 2013 – March 30, 2013
Cone 10 Studios
1080 Morrison Dr Charleston, SC 29403
See my colored pencil work of leaves and beetles on display and peruse the gorgeous pottery of the Cone 10 Studios pottery artists.

April 5, 2013 – June 1, 2013
City of North Charleston 2013 Art and Fine Craft Co-op Exhibition
The Meeting Place
1077 East Montague Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405
See my colored pencil work of leaves and beetles as well as my photography of nature’s paintings on display.