Combining her passion for ice skating with traditional Chinese inking, California-based artist Tian Haisu, uses specially adapted inline skates loaded with toe-fulls of ink to create stunning landscape paintings. Tian, who started painting at the age of three, says that painting with skates makes her feel ‘one with her art’. Moving freely on large sheets of xuan paper, her whole body becomes involved in the creation of the landscapes. "Though it is separated from the traditional technique of the painting brush, the vitality of traditional ink landscapes remains." She explains, "I am so passionate about ink landscaping because it shows very rich emotions by means of simple forms."