How Does Art Connect Us? – With Muralist Jiemei Lin

The dandelion: in America, it is a distracting weed in an otherwise pristine lawn and in China, it is a valuable flowering plant used to treat common ailments. Both a nuisance and a remedy, this plant reminds us that perspective is important.

In this episode, Jiemei Lin, Chinese born illustrator and muralist, explains how the viewer’s perspective of a piece of art becomes part of the art itself. She invites listeners to admire art without judging themselves or forcing a deeper meaning.  Also, hear her recall her complicated relationship with her grandfather and how his influence still impacts her today.