THE Artistic Upbringing
Being the daughter of a calligrapher and ceramist artist, I grew up immersed in art and with a deep appreciation of the beauty of the Chinese language. I was the youngest among 3 daughters and there was a majority of women in my familyand I grew up to be more of the tomboy! I was very independent and slightly rebellious. Raised as a Taoist it was important for me to find my path and what could become a form of legacy. Not setting out to be famous, but to contribute positively to the world.
From when I was about nine years old, I started losing sleep worrying about what I would become. I couldn’t paint, I couldn’t write and I couldn’t play the piano – I had no obvious passions. Everyone in my family is very artistic except me. So when I was 11, I convinced my parents to allow me to join a nearby boarding school. I would still come home and see them every weekend. They fully supported my choice and I had an incredible experience that allowed me to have my own time and space to work out what my purpose should be.