Dr. Jeanne Boden is a multidisciplinary artist (oil paint, photography, writer, poet) and art scholar specialized in contemporary Chinese art. Her work is deeply inspired by her lifelong immersion in Asia and Asian art and aesthetics (aesthetic principles, landscape painting). Her artwork is known for her powerful bold brushstrokes in combination with 'emptiness'. She has built an archive of images from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang since the 1990s, and from other places around the world she has been researching. She is interested in power, in powershifts, in how dictators rise to power by myth building and propaganda and the readiness of people to blindly follow. She is also interested in death, in ancestor worship, and in rituals people perform for consulting ancestors and for being with the dead.