Becky Hsu (ITP '24) donated 100% of the profits from her Chinese calligraphy couplets to the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF).
On Saturday, Jan 28th, Becky Hsu (ITP '24) participated in a Lunar New Year charity event at a local nonprofit organization, Think!ChinaTown, focused on supporting Asian artists and the arts community here in New York. She wrote Chinese calligraphy couplets to raise money for the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF), an international non-governmental organization that provides financial support to vulnerable children and their families and has its headquarters in Taichung, Taiwan.
Becky Hsu is a multimedia artist from Taipei, Taiwan and is now pursuing her master’s degree at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). She is currently searching methods to bridge the gap between Chinese traditional art and the digital world. Using virtual and augmented reality technology, she created an immersive and entertaining environment for the audience to experience and learn about the different art forms of Chinese culture.
Chinese calligraphy has been an art type that inherits ancient Chinese history and culture. Each character implies different meaning, and each form type indicates the different settings and artists that created the characters. Today, handwritten Chinese calligraphy is less seen in the public due to the rise of technology and the convenience of creating these Chinese characters with digital art tools. She hopes to share this unique Chinese art using its most original form and send blessings through these handwritten couplets.