Only an artist can convey the bigger message through a tiny little grain- rice. This is exactly what Taiwanese Chen Forng-Shean Artist has done. Last week the miniature artist Chen released his work of three months and more than 10 attempts.
The artist has carved an awe-inspiring picture of President-elect Tsai Ing-wen on a small rice grain. The message on it is written in Chinese characters. They convey Tsai’s election message“(Be) modest, modest and even more modest”.
The selection of rice to convey the message was artist’s understanding of the food cultures in Taiwan. Rice is the staple diet of the Taiwanese people. He said “Rice gives nourishment to the proverbial belly of the ethnic Chinese people. I used rice (as a medium) to encourage Taiwan’s leader, Tsai Ing-wen, hoping that she can take care of the common people, so they don’t need to endure hunger, and improve their financial situation”.
The workshop displaying 150 of the Artist Chen’s work is on display near the capital Taipei. The miniatures can be viewed using a magnifying glass.
A beautiful message being shared by a self-taught artist of 60 years to the very charming yet strongest woman leader of Taiwan.