This Chinese painting shows a woman in meditation who is unmoved by police who are trying to arrest her. Angels are trying to restrain the policemen. The artist paints from personal experience, having endured the violence of the persecution. She was detained several times before she was finally able to escape from China.
This painting was originally painted on silk. A perfecting art form with no room for error. The entire outline is painted first, with just enough moisture it will adhere and won´t spread throughout the silk. In every stage of the painting it has to be fixed in a chemical treatment. The colors are made from natural sources like tea or minerals slowly the transparency becomes colored after dozens of applications, in a most careful manner.This painting shows a scene of one of the times she was arrested for meditating with a clear and calm mind she remains unmoved, in a state of stillness. The cherubs with the kind and gently expressions represent how she felt the forces around her were restraining the police from harming themselves in the act of harming her.

This Chinese painting shows a woman in meditation who is unmoved by police who are trying to arrest her. Angels are trying to restrain the policemen. The artist paints from personal experience, having endured the violence of the persecution. She was detained several times before she was finally able to escape from China.

This painting was originally painted on silk. A perfecting art form with no room for error. The entire outline is painted first, with just enough moisture it will adhere and won´t spread throughout the silk. In every stage of the painting it has to be fixed in a chemical treatment. The colors are made from natural sources like tea or minerals slowly the transparency becomes colored after dozens of applications, in a most careful manner.
This painting shows a scene of one of the times she was arrested for meditating with a clear and calm mind she remains unmoved, in a state of stillness. The cherubs with the kind and gently expressions represent how she felt the forces around her were restraining the police from harming themselves in the act of harming her.

(Source: en.falunart.org)

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{Why?} Oil on Canvas (20 x 28 inches) 2004, Weixing Wang
This painting is based on a true story. A mother and son were arrested in China simply because they practice Falun Gong. Being beaten, the boy held back his tears asking: Why? Why did the policemen beat my mom and me?
This was painted upon the request by a practitioner in NY. This happened to her and her son. They where lucky enough to escape from China and now live in Flushing NY. She wants the world to know there are many children in these dark places. Some times they leave the children on the streets as orphans, sometimes they abduct them as well.
This powerful work invokes deep feelings. The composition with the bars and horizontal lines on his shirt reminds one of a concentration camp. You can see in his face, after being in there and seeing all those horrors, he is left with only the emotional question – Why? Why did they do this?

{Why?} Oil on Canvas (20 x 28 inches) 2004, Weixing Wang

This painting is based on a true story. A mother and son were arrested in China simply because they practice Falun Gong. Being beaten, the boy held back his tears asking: Why? Why did the policemen beat my mom and me?

This was painted upon the request by a practitioner in NY. This happened to her and her son. They where lucky enough to escape from China and now live in Flushing NY. She wants the world to know there are many children in these dark places. Some times they leave the children on the streets as orphans, sometimes they abduct them as well.

This powerful work invokes deep feelings. The composition with the bars and horizontal lines on his shirt reminds one of a concentration camp. You can see in his face, after being in there and seeing all those horrors, he is left with only the emotional question – Why? Why did they do this?

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{Come Back Daddy} Oil on Canvas (22 x 30 inches) 2004,Weixing Wang
Come Back Daddy is based on a true story of a mother and daughter. The young girl, Fadu, holds a commemorative picture of her father, Chen Chengyong, who died from torture because he practiced Falun Gong. Fadu and her mother, Zizheng Dai now live in Australia. […]

{Come Back Daddy} Oil on Canvas (22 x 30 inches) 2004,Weixing Wang

Come Back Daddy is based on a true story of a mother and daughter. The young girl, Fadu, holds a commemorative picture of her father, Chen Chengyong, who died from torture because he practiced Falun Gong. Fadu and her mother, Zizheng Dai now live in Australia. […]

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{Dislodged} Oil on Canvas (36 x 48 inches) 2004, Yuan Li
Countless many of China’s Falun Gong, such as the young woman depicted here, have been rendered homeless and destitute as a result of relentless persecution by China’s communist authorities. Held closely is the central book of Falun Gong’s teachings, Zhuan Falun, suggesting both its place in the heart and the holding fast to principle; for refusing to recant their beliefs, many in China face torture. Since 1999, millions of Falun Gong adherents have thus been put at risk. The angelic presence here suggests a sense of higher support and meaning in the woman’s life.

{Dislodged} Oil on Canvas (36 x 48 inches) 2004, Yuan Li

Countless many of China’s Falun Gong, such as the young woman depicted here, have been rendered homeless and destitute as a result of relentless persecution by China’s communist authorities. Held closely is the central book of Falun Gong’s teachings, Zhuan Falun, suggesting both its place in the heart and the holding fast to principle; for refusing to recant their beliefs, many in China face torture. Since 1999, millions of Falun Gong adherents have thus been put at risk. The angelic presence here suggests a sense of higher support and meaning in the woman’s life.

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{An Orphan’s Sorrow} Oil on Canvas (41 x 41 inches) 2006, Xiqiang Dong
Perhaps the least known victims of the persecution in China are children, such as this young girl, who holds the only remains of her parents—their ashes. Her father’s jacket cloaks her small frame, and is likely her only protection against the coming winter. Inspired by documented events, the painting distills in the child’s tormented gaze, as with the dark tones that engulf her, the collective suffering of many her age. Untold numbers of children have seen their parents taken away merely on account of their beliefs. The parents of thousands of such children are known to have been murdered to date. Many children thus orphaned face the further burden of institutionalized discrimination; for their own or their parent’s practice of Falun Gong, children are often chastised by teachers or classmates and even, in some cases, barred altogether from schooling. The writing at left identifies the wall as that of a forced-labor camp, where her parents were likely killed.

{An Orphan’s Sorrow} Oil on Canvas (41 x 41 inches) 2006, Xiqiang Dong

Perhaps the least known victims of the persecution in China are children, such as this young girl, who holds the only remains of her parents—their ashes. Her father’s jacket cloaks her small frame, and is likely her only protection against the coming winter. Inspired by documented events, the painting distills in the child’s tormented gaze, as with the dark tones that engulf her, the collective suffering of many her age. Untold numbers of children have seen their parents taken away merely on account of their beliefs. The parents of thousands of such children are known to have been murdered to date. Many children thus orphaned face the further burden of institutionalized discrimination; for their own or their parent’s practice of Falun Gong, children are often chastised by teachers or classmates and even, in some cases, barred altogether from schooling. The writing at left identifies the wall as that of a forced-labor camp, where her parents were likely killed.

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The heavenly beings in this painting represent all races and cultures. There are practitioners of spiritual practice of Falun Gong in over 60 countries around the world. Its practitioners represent every ethnic group and every walk of life. Although Falun Gong originated in China, the search for truth and enlightenment is universal.
This painting has both eastern and western technique with more than one artist taking part in its creation. The beautiful gowns with their translucent colors have an other worldly quality. Riding on lotus flowers coming in on a wave, they are all very different but with at least a few things in common: heavenly courage, a heart for others, and vows to be fulfilled. This work was inspired by an ancient legend. All these beings came from many different heavenly paradises where everything is splendid and wonderful, but they still made vows to come here, having their minds wiped, not even knowing who they where anymore, to a place of suffering and delusion, with a chance of never finding their way home. What kind of heavenly courage would it take? This question inspired the painter. The mission they vowed: to come here to help save sentient being and to (rectify the cosmos), to put things right.

The heavenly beings in this painting represent all races and cultures. There are practitioners of spiritual practice of Falun Gong in over 60 countries around the world. Its practitioners represent every ethnic group and every walk of life. Although Falun Gong originated in China, the search for truth and enlightenment is universal.

This painting has both eastern and western technique with more than one artist taking part in its creation. The beautiful gowns with their translucent colors have an other worldly quality. Riding on lotus flowers coming in on a wave, they are all very different but with at least a few things in common: heavenly courage, a heart for others, and vows to be fulfilled. This work was inspired by an ancient legend. All these beings came from many different heavenly paradises where everything is splendid and wonderful, but they still made vows to come here, having their minds wiped, not even knowing who they where anymore, to a place of suffering and delusion, with a chance of never finding their way home. What kind of heavenly courage would it take? This question inspired the painter. The mission they vowed: to come here to help save sentient being and to (rectify the cosmos), to put things right.

(Source: en.falunart.org)

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Falun Dafa (#8Grace)
"I met Grace at the Falun Dafa 20th Anniversary Parade in NYC. She is from Washington DC and came to NYC to participate in the parade.
Grace is a member of the Falun Dafa Waist Drum team. The waist drum dance is enjoyable and uplifting.
We talked for a little bit. Mostly about Falun Dafa and their message.
A little later, before the parade was about to start, there was a strange silence. All the people in the parade were praying. I never heard the streets of NYC so quiet. Around 7,000 people came to NYC to take part in the parade.
This picture is #8 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page
Spring Street and the Bowery, Soho, New York
28mm @ 1/160 F8 ISO 2500 MRAW LR Note: Exposure off”

Falun Dafa (#8Grace)

"I met Grace at the Falun Dafa 20th Anniversary Parade in NYC. She is from Washington DC and came to NYC to participate in the parade.

Grace is a member of the Falun Dafa Waist Drum team. The waist drum dance is enjoyable and uplifting.

We talked for a little bit. Mostly about Falun Dafa and their message.

A little later, before the parade was about to start, there was a strange silence. All the people in the parade were praying. I never heard the streets of NYC so quiet. Around 7,000 people came to NYC to take part in the parade.

This picture is #8 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page

Spring Street and the Bowery, Soho, New York

28mm @ 1/160 F8 ISO 2500 MRAW LR
Note: Exposure off”

(Source: Flickr / kapkap)

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Falun Dafa
 Recent demonstration against illegal organ harvesting and the brutal prosecution of practitioners of Falun Dafa (A spiritual discipline involving meditation, qigong exercises and an emphasis on morality, truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance).
I won’t get too deeply into the politics of this all, but in short, Falun Dafa was deemed heretical by the Chinese government in 1999, some pretty gruesome stuff has happened to practitioners who’ve not renounced Falun Dafa.

Falun Dafa


Recent demonstration against illegal organ harvesting and the brutal prosecution of practitioners of Falun Dafa (A spiritual discipline involving meditation, qigong exercises and an emphasis on morality, truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance).

I won’t get too deeply into the politics of this all, but in short, Falun Dafa was deemed heretical by the Chinese government in 1999, some pretty gruesome stuff has happened to practitioners who’ve not renounced Falun Dafa.

(Source: Flickr / dylanhope)