Lady He (He Xiangu) of the Eight Immortals is a mixed media painting by Dave Alber.
mixed media on paper
8.27 x 11.7 in
Lady He (He Xiangu) of the Eight Immortals is a mixed media painting by Travel Writer Dave Alber. Lady He is the only female of the 8 Taoist Immortals. I visited a shrine to He Xiangu in Henan, China as described in the article Ancestors and Immortals. In legend Lady He is a celibate physician and an inspirational figure for practitioners of Chinese Medicine.
This painting was published in Dave Alber’s article “Ancestors and Immortals: a Foreigner’s Introduction to Ching Ming Festival” which appeared in Suzhou, China’s Open Magazine, Issue 138, April 2018.