Birds and Persimmons

PrizeHonorable Mention in Painting
University/SchoolUniversity of North Texas
ArtistChien Lin

I used the Chinese Realistic Painting technique, Gongbi, to create this painting. Growing up in Taiwan, eating dried persimmon cakes was one of my favorite parts of autumn. After I moved to America, it was much more difficult to find them expect in Asian markets. That was why when my aunt (who also lives in the U.S.) found a persimmon tree on the side of the road, she was excited to pick some and make dried persimmon cakes. A tree that might seem like just another tree to others brought so much joy to us. This painting depicts the sight of a tree full of persimmons with some birds.

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