Buddha’s Tears exposes the hidden story of organ harvesting in China from prisoners of conscience, such as Falun Gong practitioners. Statistical information is juxtaposed with poetic rendering of a legend of a statue of Buddha, who weeps in times of crisis. Each page is filled with dates, graphs, maps, drawings and stories, concluding with a sutured image of China, a symbol of healing. The accordion pages unravel to form a long scroll, a traditional form of Chinese storytelling, to lay out the facts of China’s cruelty.
Women's Studio Workshop
China, politics, organ harvesting, persecution, prisoners of conscience, Falun Gong
20.75 x 46.5 cm. 13 pages.
Throw out accordion structure.
Somerset Book 175 g.
Silkscreen, letterpress, digital.
Chir, Wei Jane, "Buddha's Tears" (2015). Rollins College Book Arts Collection. 113.