found in natural rock formations throughout Scandinavia, where
it was believed that they turned to stone at sunrise. In the
workshop children create troll forms out of natural, found
objects (branches, stones, and moss), based on the stories they
have heard, and then draw their own troll characters.
The Wu Liang
Shrine, dating from 151 A.D. in the Shandong province, is an
offering shrine that houses numerous stone carvings, depicting
stories that bring to life the workings of early Confucian
ideology. The images have come to the West as rubbings that have
been done of the original carvings. In the workshop, we explore
several of these stories and think about creating our own
rubbings of omens that might effect the balance of the cosmos.