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Chinese characters are at the core of one of the world’s most ancient and magnificent written traditions. The essence of this art form is the cultivation of energy — or qi — and its transmission to the written characters. I teach Chinese calligraphy at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture and offer twelve week courses at Sweetwater Print Cooperative in Gainesville, Florida, exploring the interconnections between Chinese painting and calligraphy. For current details visit the CLASSES page.

I am indebted to Eugene Liu and Victor H. Mair from whom I studied Chinese language at the University of Pennsylvania; Lee Chen-lok, my mentor in life and art; Yao You-xin, my Chinese calligraphy master; and, most recently to Ou Wen-wei, QiGong Chinese calligraphy master.