Xu Zi is an extraordinarily talented, creative, and productive individual with a long-time passion for this music. She maintains a strong belief in the importance of preserving it for posterity. My experience as a published author, college professor, and educational researcher makes me confident that Xu Zi will accomplish her goals in a notable and worthy manner.
Victoria C. Nesnick
“Your amazing and graceful calligraphy has hung on my wall since the night I returned. But I never thought I would live and die with one image. But your art is living. I stare at it on my wall and I always see something new. Like an abstract painting it reveals itself to me. My name. My mark. Language , art, and connecting with strangers. This act already means so much to me. It’s life. And I wanted to share this with you and say. All humanity is connected and you’ll always be with me.”
Grace (from Minneapolis, photographer and writer)
“In the attached file you find the pictures we made in the Battery-Park. We hope, you like the photos. Thank you for the nice handwriting papers for our girls. On the way home, in the subway, two women read the letters and then they smiled.”
Daniela and Frank with Lena, Anne and Ina (of Germany)
“Your thoughtfulness contributed to the joy of the season for me and my family.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Your calligraphy was big hit. I sent it with my blue picture to Art in America…”
Douglas Davis (SoHo based Artist & Professor)
Xu Zi! It warms my heart to hear from you! You are a wonderful human being.
I have gone through your website. I adore you so much that you are a lady with talent and versatility. By the way, do you have any CD of your music/song recording? I really want to enjoy some pieces of yours.
Why I’m Interested In Calligraphy:
”Because it looks beautiful and watching it be made is also beautiful. Also, because I like the Chinese people, really hardworking people devoted to their goals.
So, in a nutshell, the Chinese calligraphy whether used to write Chinese or any other languages, is a beautiful way to express your feelings, including about art and as an art. I got my name done by one lady named Xu Zi in Chinese calligraphy. She does it so well. She works in Battery Park. I hope she becomes good friend of mine. God bless her.”
Arif from Pakistan
Notes on Arif: Once I had done Arif’s name in Chinese calligraphy, he wrote the lovely entry in my form. Then, I showed him that on the back of the form, I have a list of the Chinese symbols for certain words with their English meaning beside them. These words include, from top to bottom, Hello, Thank You, Good Bye, Peace, Friendship, Freedom, Healthy, I Love You, Love. Arif then wrote these words in the language of his people, Urdu, one of the world’s most widely used languages, in a beautiful script handwriting. I then was able to make these words in Urdu with calligraphy beside his writing. Both of us learning from each other.