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Gardens and Gateways: Journeys within the Vision of Han-shan


Anne Beidler

Agnes Scott College
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Anne Beidler has been on the faculty of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia (metro Atlanta) since 1992, where she is a Professor in the Department of Art and Art History. Her recent work includes a series of inter-related mixed media paintings, hand-pulled prints and artist books. Beidler’s work has been selected for inclusion in exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally. She has been a visiting artist at a number of colleges and universities including Rollins College in Florida; Tulane University and Seoul Women’s University in Korea. Her work is included in collections including those of the Kennedy Museum of Ohio University, special collections at Auburn University, the Wiregrass Museum in Alabama and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection).
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Although rooted in the work of the T’ang poet Han-shan, this paper is ultimately about the ways in which writers and artists engage with what they experience in the world. The work of filmmaker Trin T Minh-Ha, poems by W.S. Merwin, Burtin Watson’s translations, and the thoughts on the creative process of translation by Tony Barnstone and Gary Snyder have all informed my work as an artist and the images I present here.
How to Cite: Beidler, A., 2011. Gardens and Gateways: Journeys within the Vision of Han-shan. ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, 18(2), pp.100–107. DOI:
Published on 01 Apr 2011.
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