Bookshelf: Backstory


China Diary, a book illustrated by David Hockney, was such a great find. I stumbled across it used and have been going through it in pieces. It’s exactly the kind of book I love – illustrations, photos and writing all mixed together…

But most of all, I just adore David Hockney’s free and on-the-spot paintings of his travels through China. After I found the book, I put together that little Chinatown story. Chinatown was the first neighborhood I’d visit in New York City as a child with my parents and not much about it has changed since. It still feels like old New York and at the same time somewhere far away.