Samen met vormgeefster Rosa Vitalie en vertaalster Ivette Jans maakte ik in 2015 voor Allerd Stikker een Story Book over de totstandkoming van ‘zijn’ Tiejia Tempel in China: The Story of a Temple.
Een reis vol met beproevingen en zegeningen. Steeds met in het midden de wierookbrander voor Allerd’s oudste dochter Anneke, die in 2004 aan kanker overleed.
In Allerds eigen woorden
This booklet should be seen as a memento and keepsake to all those involved and interested in a project that enabled a Daoist temple to rise from its ashes on Taibai Shan, a sacred mountain in the heart of China.
It recounts the history of this sacred mountain, the Tiejia Temple and an exciting adventure that crossed my path in 2005. At the core lay the construction of the temple and the addition of an ecology education facility. This would initiate a movement to get Daoist temples in China involved in the preservation of nature and in the fight against the ecological crisis facing this country.
These exploits also gave me an unexpected opportunity to donate an incense burner to the new Tiejia Temple and dedicate it in memory of my oldest daughter Anneke, who died of cancer in 2004.
Allerd Stikker, October 2015
Commissioned by Allerd Stikker
Text: Liset Hamming
Photography: Alexander Mercer
Translation: Ivette Jans
Design: Rosa Vitalie
Print: Mud Company