Selected artworks  2005 - 2012

"Nobang," Korean transparent-colored-silk became the crucial medium for the creation of the intended saturation of color. Many works were created based on my personal experiences of "Miniere Disease" from 2009 to 2012. During the first two years, I struggled with the complete loss of mobility, battled with physical, mental, financial and spiritual challenges. With limited mobility and vision, I began to work again in 2011.

The Raising of Lazarus

Gouache, graphite pencil and pastel on paper, panel, and nobang (Korean transparent-colored silk) 

40 x 16 "


One of the mixed media works completed during my inner ear illness, "Miniere Disease." 

05-03 Life in flux

Gouache on paper and nobang (Korean transparent-colored silk) 

19 3/4 x 19"


Sunset at Griffith Park 

Mixed media on panel and nobang (Korean transparent-colored silk) 

20 1/2 x 62"


Homage to Monet 07

Mixed media on vellum covered with nobang (Korean transparent-colored silk) 

60 3/4 x 54"


Untitled 05-01_The Dream of Butterfly by Zhuangzi

Mixed media on nobang (Korean transparent-colored silk) 

27 1/2 x 32"



“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awoke, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.”                 ― Zhuangzi

One afternoon, I stayed for a long time at one of the gardens at Palace Changduk in Seoul, Korea  and took this photo.


After returning to the US, this work was executed while daydreaming this afternoon and observing myself in this garden, and dwelling on the presence of being.

Untitled 05-02

Mixed media on paper and nobang (Korean transparent-colored silk) 

28 1/4 x 21 1/2"


Bring me to the light 10-03

Mixed media on panel(diptych) and nobang (Korean transparent-colored silk) 

13 x 21"


One of the mixed media works completed during my inner ear illness, "Miniere Disease."

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