“Chinese landscape paintings often include tiny figures – as if to emphasize the grandeur of nature of which humankind is one small part.

Think of the world in these terms, as larger in scale than the human.

This is a healthy corrective to the commonplace view that people own the land, which exists to serve their purposes. Think big and live small.”

Barbara Ann Kipfer, American, writer, lexicographer, archaeologist. Painting “Poet on a Mountain” by Shen Zhou.