Calligraphy scroll written by the late Buddhist abbot of Shanghai's Jade Temple and Jingan Temple
May 1, 1995
J.D. Chou: Portrait of a Perfectionist
April 2, 2000
Tao painter traps nature in brush strokes
April 26, 1989
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