Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Thinking of Home and the Chinese stamp

This weekend I was at Joshua Tetley's 236th birthday party at The Tetley in Leeds as part of a celebration of Yorkshire creativity. I took some of my prints, including this one that I made a while back and blogged about previously (see entry Thinking of Home, 1 April 2013).  

A man asked about the print and in particular about the Chinese postage stamp image on it. He is a lecturer in Chinese politics and told me that the stamp celebrates the first anniversary of The Peoples' Republic of China (1949 - 1950). Not reading Chinese myself, it was exciting to learn that and also that he decided to buy it to hang on his office wall!