Chinese artist Jizi, also known as Wang Yunshan (1941-2015) began his artistic career in the late 1950s. Internationally regarded for his large-scale ink paintings and scrolls, Jizi utilized traditional Chinese materials to create contemporary readings of Chinese cultural consciousness. Jizi's inspiration grew from both historical and new philosophies on spirituality including the “Dao,” meaning path or journey. Among other institutions, his work has been exhibited at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Jinji Lake Art Museum in Suzhou, China, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. 

Image courtesy of Dr. Wang Chunchen