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A full deck of 54 cards that trace the evolution of 52 Chinese characters from their original pictographs to their contemporary forms. The heart and diamond suits illustrate the evolution of 26 radicals, and the spade and club suits show these radicals used in complex, combination characters. Based on the book Chinese Calligraphy by Edoardo Fassioli, and Guo Yu Ri Bao Zi Dian, a Chinese dictionary. Silkscreen printed with the Gocco.

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Shu-Ju Wang, Portland, Oregon

Shu-Ju Wang is a painter and book artist who uses personal histories to question and decipher the sometimes wonderful, sometimes unsettling, first generation American life. The current national spotlight on personal history—where one has lived and traveled, where one's relatives call home, and what makes one a Real American—especially resonates with her.


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