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Colette Fu’s 14 x 22 ft. book is inspired by a Jin Dynasty tale of a traveler who came upon an isolated valley beyond a cave filled with blossoming peach trees. The villagers in the valley lived an ideal, harmonic life with nature and each other. Although villagers told the traveler not to disclose their location, he vainly marked his path and sent government officials, who were unable to find the valley. To the Chinese, this story is a metaphor for Utopia, where the peach blossom symbolizes luck, love, longevity, and to some—immortality.
Join the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center’s staff and trustees for an exclusive preview of 桃花源記 TAO HUA YUAN JI with artist Colette Fu and a private dinner celebrating PPAC.