Luzhen Qiu

Troy MI

Ode to a Nightingale B
Mixed Media
Artist Statement
Creating dreamscapes is where I find refuge in these landscapes. An appreciation for rocks stemmed from ancient religious attitudes toward nature, which included the veneration of mountains. Rocks were believed to have a concentrated amount of natural energy and symbolized the dwelling places of the Daoist immortals. I make my own rocks by drawing lines with different kinds of brush strokes (soft, hard, big and small, refined, rough with different energy force) or make monotypes which have the resemblance to rocks and landscapes. I juxtapose the rockeries by cutting my drawings and monotypes into pieces and rebuild them and stack them block by block. During the collage process, the landscapes and rockeries are fused together into my dreamscapes.
Past DAM Shows/Exhibitions
2022 Biennial All Media