Design and Artwork
‘Shen Hua’ by author Han Wei is a collection of 55 image cards that bring to life stories from ancient China, the “Middle Kingdom”. These cards, painted by Beijing artist Han Wei, utilize traditional Chinese watercolor style to depict a range of objects, scenes, and personalities. Inspired by the legends and myths of ancient China, these images stimulate storytelling, allowing the user to bring their own associations to create new stories.
Symbolism and Themes
‘Shen Hua’ invites users to respond to the images with their own associations, creating unique, personal stories. The cards offer a glimpse into the rich cultural and mythological history of China, making them not only an artistic but also an educational tool.
Each card in ‘Shen Hua’ is experienced as a surprise, opening a window into the realm of imagination. As the selected cards are laid down, a story unfolds – each story is unique and one-of-a-kind. These images from distant China can open new paths to creativity for both story enthusiasts and professional storytellers.
About the Author
Han Wei, a freelance artist from China, combines traditional painting techniques with expressionist influences. Her style is unrestrained and full of enthusiasm. After graduating from university, Han Wei taught art, ran a visual design agency, and currently works as an urban planner in Beijing.
- 55 image cards with scenes and characters from ancient China.
- Traditional Chinese watercolor style by artist Han Wei.
- Suitable for creating unique and personal stories.
- Promotes creativity and insight into Chinese culture and mythology.
Users of ‘Shen Hua’ are captivated by the rich imagery and the ability to create unique stories based on the cards. The cards are valued for their artistic quality and the ability to bridge traditional Chinese culture and modern creativity.