My mom and dad both were born in China, kids of medical and religious missionaries. I grew up in the midwest but eating rice rather than potatoes. We also had numerous Chinese objects of art around the house.
While I never studied Chinese art, something of the simple beauty they brought to our home clearly rubbed off on me. They are masters at finding the natural relationships in life that reveal balance and peace.
I often try to find this in the photographs I make. I don’t know if I succeed but continue to be inspired by the artwork we had around the house.