ARTIST RESIDENCY CHINA — ZHEJIANG, no. 28
My arrival in Shanghai coincided with a previously scheduled trip of Wang’s colleagues and students from the Shanghai University Architecture and Painting departments. They graciously included me in their plans to view the China Academy of Art Thesis Exhibitions in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, a three hour drive north of Shanghai. We departed with overnight bags in two buses from the university at 7:00 AM. Tinted bus windows contributed to the somewhat bleak roadside views seen while traveling north out of Shanghai for Hangzhou.
with Elena, my stalwart interpreter
new housing construction north of Shanghai
blue-cast photos through the bus window
on the road to Hangzhou
hundreds of millions of Chinese live and work on small, hand-tilled family farms, between .75—4 acres
farm fields straddled by transmission tower
it takes a lot of electricity to yield 7% annual economic growth — note the optimism of clouds painted on the sky-colored smokestack
white cranes in flowering trees
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