It’s easy to see why Mengnan Qu’s vibrant jewellery designs are featured this month by the Ontario Craft Council. This recent grad of the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design amalgamates traditional Chinese elements with contemporary metalsmithing. These pieces tell ancient stories. (Above: Borrow Tiger’s Fierceness)
In this body of work, I find important Chinese cultural traditions are very suprisingly in the development of my work, such as: Chinese shadow play; Chinese opera, and Taoist philosophy. –Mengnan Qu Artist Statement. See the Four-Word-Idiom Gallery on her website for more on these works.