The Sign of Dao is honored to be invited to the “2020 Ecological Art” event sponsored by Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and Chongqing Artists Association, and co-organized by Guizhen Art Center and Dimensions Art Center.
Combined with the ancient people’s life concept of “wasting not”, The Sign of Dao will take Chinese traditional culture — “calligraphy” as the core, and transform the waste into aesthetic, artistic and practical works through the local workshop of “Waste Not”, inviting the elderly and children of the third railway villages to appreciate, discuss and create ecological art works related to calligraphy with the artist.
The “Book of the Later Han” records that Cai Lun made the earliest paper from tree skin, bast fiber plants, cloth, fish net, and garbage that has no use value, and used it to replace the heavy bamboo slips and expensive silk, which has left a strong mark in the history of human civilization.
The “Compilation of Ancient Calligraphy” records the deeds of Xing Yi in the Western Zhou Dynasty using coal soot’s strong adhesion and difficult to clean, turning waste into treasure and processing it into ink.Only now can we touch the traces of history through ink and feel the inheritance and continuation of Chinese civilization.
The “Book of Jin” records that Tao Kan left sawdust and small bamboo pieces when building a ship. When it became clear after the snow, he used the sawdust to pave the ground for slip resistance, and used small bamboo pieces as bamboo nails to nail the boat, which was the wisdom of the ancestors to make the best use of materials and take precautions.
The “Essays and Criticism” records that Chen Yi is very filial. Because his mother liked to eat crispy rice meal, Chen Yi collected the crispy rice at the workplace and took it back to his mother. After the army failed and people starved to death, he survived on the crispy rice that had not been given to his mother. In ancient times, there were also some temples that dried and stored the daily leftovers to save people during the years of famine, or cooked them into Laba porridge by the end of the year and sharing it with believers. Turning “waste” into treasure, in a specific environment, is not only a manifestation of the best use of materials, but also saves lives.
Littering in “Qin Law” will be beaten with sixty sticks, which was the originator of environmental protection law.
Luo Hui, a citizen of Chang’an, made a fortune through garbage recycling in the Tang Dynasty’s “Chao Ye Qian Zai”, which was the initial model of our recycling economy industry.
The wisdom of the ancestors recorded in historical materials has grown with this land and take root in each of hearts.
If the expropriation is limited and the use is restrained, wealth will always be sufficient; if the expropriation is unlimited and the use is uncontrolled, there will always be a shortage of money.
Since ancient times, we have been thinking about how to live in harmony with nature and ecology. Today, this proposition is given to us. How to present an excellent answer sheet requires you and me to walk together.
Under its professional background, The Sign of Dao practices low-carbon and environmentally friendly life and teaching, guiding students to re-examine the problems of overproduction caused by modernization, and improve their own environmental awareness through revitalizing the waste materials by DIY.
Let us work together to make environmental protection more artistic, and make art more environmentally friendly.
The workshop consists of three parts:
The first experience of the basic language of calligraphy — Lay a foundation. Learn about the elements of calligraphy.
Feeling the beauty of classics — Keep a good tradition. Learn about the oldest wisdom of Chinese characters in the process of copying calligraphy copybooks.
Using waste products for renovation — New creation. We hope to combine the wisdom of the ancients with the creativity of modern people to present different sensory experiences.
We hope that all participants will open up a new world and re-understand calligraphy and ecology through these three parts of thinking and experience.
Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy
The First Experience of Calligraphy Language
Copy the character “Fu” and the compound character
Each person will create their own creative wind chimes with calligraphy works.
Collectively make calligraphy creative table lamps.
Activity Cost: Public welfare project, free of charge.
Number of Participants
10 participants have been invited to the workshop.
Note: This workshop is a directed invitation,and if you are interested will also be welcome to attend.
4 volunteers will be recruited for this workshop. Please scan the QR code below to register.
We hope you have a pleasant personality.
We hope you can participate in this workshop throughout.
We hope you can assist students in making works and are also interested in DIY.
We hope you will have some magical shooting skills.
It would be perfect if you knew a little more about calligraphy!
We’re sincerely looking forward to your participation.
The Workshop of Calligraphy
and Ecological Art
王贵华 易定坤 张若兰 左汝滨 刘俊霖
袁家俊 谢海枫 谢海彬 甘甜甜 甘雨涵
工作坊时间 | Schedule:
11月15日（周日 | Sun.）15:00～17:30
工作坊地点 | Venue:
重庆 · 黄桷坪 · 铁路三村街道办事处
The Third Railway Village Sub-District Office, Huangjueping, Chongqing
Supporter: Kuaicai Printing
The Sign of Dao was established in January 2018, adjacent to the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. Under the cultivation of DAC, The Sign of Dao gradually grew. The Sign of Dao is committed to disseminating and promoting traditional Chinese culture, examining the past and understanding the present from a contemporary perspective. Moreover, The Sign of Dao also attracts and accumulates wise men from all corners of the world by studying literature, exploring history, and practicing calligraphy.
Facebook: Chongqing Dimensions Art Centre & Chongqing Artists In Residency
Address: Huangjueping GuanJiaLin 190, Jiulongpo, Chongqing, CN.