Lives separated by more than two centuries, yet both recognized as true innovators of their time: monk Dom Perignon for discovering the fine art of champagne making and J.D. Chou for founding Tao Painting. Stumbled upon almost by chance and using tools devised generations earlier，it is the unique methods of creation that ensure these products are truly original.
Before J.D. Chou paints one of his ink-on-rice-paper works, the Hong Kong artist will meditate for as long as a week, emptying his mind so an image can appear.
When he is ready, Chou will paint quickly and continuously, because it is important not to break the chi, or breath - a source of human power, according to Tao philosophy. "You can't hesitate, so you have to know exactly what you are doing" he says