Silk Flower: Jin Tieling

Silk flowers arranged in a gardenArtist Jin Tieling preserves his family’s tradition of making silk flowers from his home in Beijing. Jin has made silk flowers for thirty years. He is now retired, but continues to make silk flowers with the goal of preserving the art form. Careful attention to detail has been a hallmark of Jin’s art. He began winning awards for his work at age twenty-eight and has shown his flowers in the United States; in turn he feels much pressure to continue his success and perfection.