Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Jason Pym's Commemorative Scarf Design
2016 was the 400th anniversary of the passing of two equally iconic playwrights: Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu (of the Ming dynasty). In commemoration, art designer Jason Pym created this stunning silk scarf portrait which blends scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream with those from The Peony Pavilion, as Mr. Pym believes these two plays, one English and one Chinese, share the same themes. I would have to agree with Mr. Pym. Both plays sing the praises of freedom to pursue true love and courage to resist unreasonable conventions.