The Life-changing Art of Li Jinyu The Society August 23, 2012 Art Li Jinyu is an artist living in Brooklyn, New York. Her paintings are strongly influenced by her practice of Falun Gong. According to Faluninfo.net: “Falun Gong is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline that is Buddhist in nature. It consists of moral teachings for daily life, a meditation, and four gentle exercises. Falun Gong is always taught free of charge and is practiced in over 70 countries.” But, Faluninfo.net continues: “While Falun Gong is practiced openly in 70 countries, today in its homeland of China it is subject to severe human rights violations.” “Falun Gong practitioners are the largest group of prisoners of conscience in the world.” “To date over 3,000 deaths have been documented, as well as over 63,000 accounts of torture. An estimate of the real figure puts the actual death toll in the tens of thousands.” Here are her paintings with her descriptions: “Meditation”: A Falun Gong practitioner meditates. “Good Rewarded While Evil Punished”: The painting above shows the heavenly principle of “Good is rewarded with good and evil provokes retribution.” The flying angel presents a beautiful wreath to the unyielding Falun Gong practitioners for safeguarding the truth of universe. The light of the universe penetrated the darkness of jail, was shining on the faces of the Falun Gong practitioners, which remained peaceful, firm and looking forward when suffering the cruel persecution. “SOS”: This painting above depicts a real person. She is a Western Falun Gong practitioner. When the Chinese Communist Party started its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, she went to Beijing to clarify the truth to the Chinese people. “Mom Where Are You!”: I met a seven years old young girl in New York. After her parents were detained, she could not smile for two years. She regained her smiles after entering the United States. The original models of the above painting are an elder brother and his younger sister in New York. When I drew this painting, their father was still being detained in jail. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.