I still remember the day Ming and I interviewed Mr. Lin Chuan Chu (林銓居). A hot day. Clear blue sky with slow dancing clouds.
The interview took place in Mr Lin’s studio in Jinshan, about 10 minutes drive from his farm. As we talked, I realised that Mr. Lin is a typical renaissance man. He has traveled extensively and extremely well read, from Chinese classics to western philosophy. His essays are a joy to read, documenting his travel experience through keen observation and eloquent verses.
I always admire people who accept the trade off so they could follow their heart. Mr. Lin still thinks of himself as a full time artist. Farming is an opportunity for him to stay humble and learn the beauty of nature. Now, he has the earth as his canvas.
Let’s wait for his next master piece.
You can find out more about Lin Chuan Chu 林銓居 from this link. http://www.earth-holder.com.tw/about_1.htm