Artworks 2013 - 2016

 

Everything exists in relationship to others: the parts to the whole and the whole to the parts.

The relationships sustain the universe and form ultimate unity.

The unity comes with an understanding of relationships.

My work is a creative event of relationships that seeks unity and equilibrium.

 

Around 2011, I began to work again with the knitted materials, specifically crochet.  The first time I worked with this material was in the mid-1990s. In 2015, I’ve begun to see mandala in crochet.  The mandala is a geometric figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism. Mandala is a visual manifestation of the universe. Mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning "circle." A concentric structure of crochet has been incorporated as a visual manifestation of a domesticated mandala and my homage to unrecognized female labor. 

"Venus of Willendorf " is a series of works spun-off from "Life_Self-organizing" which began more than 20 years ago when I had just started to witness how life on earth sustains itself through the relationship/system called the pattern of interconnectedness. It didn’t have any specific title for my work then as I was in the beginning stage of wonder and searching for more answers. Although all phenomena are of my interest, light/color and space/void have been the core of my interest. 

Colors of Green; California Landscape_with details of the source of colors

Light, gouache on clay board and nobang(Korean transparent-colored silk)

44 x 84 "

2014

Form is emptiness and emptiness is form 16-02; Who am I? What am I? Where am I?
Light+shadow and  graphite pencil on nobang (Korean transparent-colored silk) 
14 x 11 X 1.5"
2016

Life_Self-organizing 16-01

Light+shadow, gouache and crochet on layers of nobang (Korean transparent-colored silk)

17 x 21.5 x 1.5" 

2016

Venus of Willendorf AD 2016_16-03

Light+shadow, gouache and collage on paper and nobang (Korean transparent-colored silk)

20 x 25.5"

2016

Venus of Willendorf AD 2016_16-01

Light+shadow, gouache, concentrated ink, graphite pencil, and collage on wood panel, paper, and nobang (Korean transparent-colored silk)

24 x 25.5 x 1.5" 

2016

Burden of Emptiness

Light+shadow, gouache and spray paint on nobang(Korean transparent colored silk)

11 x 9 x 1.5"

2016

Fountain

Plaster

15 x 7.5 x 7.5"

2016

Life_Self-organizing 15-03

Light+shadow, gouache and collage on clay panel and nobang(Korean transparent colored silk)

10 x 14"

2015

Life_Self-organizing 15-05

Light+shadow, gouache and collage on transparent-colored silk stretched over plexiglass box

Variable size. Maximum 22 x 20"

2015

15-01_Venus of Willendorf AD 2015

Gouache, spray paint, collage on clay panel and nobang(Korean transparent colored silk)

14 x 33 x 2"

2015

15-2_Venus of Willendorf AD 2015

Light+shadow, gouache, graphite pencil, spray paint, collage on clay panel and nobang(Korean transparent colored silk)

14 x 24 x 2"

2015

13-04_Life_self-organizing
mixed media on clayboard and silk
12x30"
2013

Life_self-organizing_13-01
Light+shadow, gouache, charcoal and pastel on paper and nobang(Korean transparent-colored silk)
16x20"
2013

 "Light" is a medium. Colors are never absolute. Physical light is always one of the important media in my work. With the physical light added to my work, the colors arrive at their complete status. 

Life_self-organizing_13-03

Light, gouache, and graphite pencil on paper and nobang(Korean transparent-colored silk)
12 x 20" 

2013

Life_Self-organizing 13-02

Light+shadow, gouache, and graphite pencil on paper and nobang(Korean transparent-colored silk)

20x16"

2013

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