Dreaming of Becoming Zhuangzi

02024-01-26 | Art, Music | 3 comments

The title caught my eye. Zhuangzi means Master Zhuang. The Butterfly Dream. As in this song:

Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly…Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.

— Zhuangzi

This is the painting by Xiyao Wang called The Butterfly Dreaming of Becoming Zhuangzi No.1 – 2023:

About the artist:
Why Xiyao Wang’s Relationship With the Canvas Is Physical, Personal, And Even Transcendental

Gallery Info


  1. Steve

    Those pieces by Xiyao Wang are beautiful.

  2. Eric N

    Love this song. Just purchased tickets to one of your Oakland shows. It’s been a few years since I’ve seen you perform live and very much looking forward to the performance.

  3. anne

    awareness that merges with and disappears into what it is witnessing…becomes one with it

    (tks for the ride – best wishes always)


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