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CHANG AI YING

Chang Ai Ying infront of a section of Harmony of the World

Chang Ai Ying infront of a section of Harmony of the World

Most of the artists we introduce are rye straw artists.  Now we would like to introduce a wheat straw artist .  The Straw Shop is happy to introduce  Chang Ai Ying.

Born in Henan China Mrs. Chang Ai-Ying, was drawn to art as a child.   In 1992, she began working principally with wheat straw.   She  dyes and burnishes her straw or incorporates straw with painted backgrounds. She blends the essence of Chinese traditional cultures, her Buddhist beliefs  and  modern individualized designs to give an old art form a new look.   She has earned multiple awards.  She  also trains many students in straw painting and its various techniques.  (Straw painting and straw patchwork are interchangeable in meaning).

In 2008, she co-created the world’s largest wheat straw mural as deemed by the World Record Association.    Along with fellow straw artisan, Huang Wen’an, over a two year priod,  the two created “Harmony of the World” ; a 98 foot long, 5 foot wide straw mural consisting of 25 panels.

straw painting, straw mural, Chang Ai Ying mural

 Her straw paintings are sought after and collected.  Her work is visually dimensional with incorporated subtle masterful techniques.

Chang Ai-Ying -   China - Courtesy of The American Museum of Straw Art

Chang Ai-Ying – China – Courtesy of The American Museum of Straw Art

 

Fairies Playing Music, by Chang Ai Ying

Fairies Playing Music, by Chang Ai Ying

Nirvana by Chang Ai Ying

Nirvana by Chang Ai Ying

 Blue Rose by Chang Ai Ying

Blue Rose by Chang Ai Ying