Artist NameBetty (Ecke) Tseng Yuho (American b. China, 1923-2017)
TitleThe Home of the Winds
Date of Artwork1960
MediumWatercolor collage with handmade paper
SizeGift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd (Blanchette Hooker, class of 1931), 1969.24.14, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College.

Further Information

This delicate work on paper by Tseng Yuho, also known as Betty Ecke, is composed of collage made from watercolor and handmade papers in a technique called dsui hua and devised by the artist. While The Home of the Winds was given to Vassar in 1969 by Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, alumna and trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, this work on paper is rarely studied by students or faculty. In order to find its curricular connections, more work is to be done. Two key strategies are employed: greater accessibility (in terms of cataloging, photography, and online subject tagging), as well as increased outreach. Which departments might be interested in studying this intriguing work? Perhaps Women's Studies, Asian Studies, American Studies, Art, History, or International Studies, to name a few. Campus is rich with possibilities for engagement.