Photography - my way to take note of my seeings and visual thoughts
Nothing is created from nothing. Creation is only possible from something. Based on my experience, my artwork takes two parts in general. Its first part is "the source" in order to receive the information, inspiration, awakened emotions, and feelings, desire to output or to express. This part of my studio work is never limited by time and space. It is only limited by the hours of my lifetime. The second part is the physical production of visual artwork. Photography has been the way to stay conscious, record what I see at transient moments, and make notes of my visual thoughts. I often tell the students it is like grocery shopping to get the best ingredients for cooking a delicious meal.
Seeing. Daily gardening. A lemon tree leaf left for composting last winter was found left with its fibers. An Intricate design of its interconnected life structure.
Late spring 2022. There are numerous factors that inform me of the time; the intensity of sunlight, the length of daytime, the hue of new green leaves, and the types of flowers.
"I disappear." Billy Elliot replied when the audition juries at Royal Ballet School in London asked him, "why do you dance?" Billy Elliot (2000) film directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Lee Hall.
Time reveals itself to me in various ways. The beauty of time. Tulip bulbs blossoming and fading away in spring 2022 in my garden.
Pink magnolia in the afternoon light in spring 2021. I get a glimpse of time-space through the events in nature.
During COVID19 pandemic in early 2021, elegant movements in space were found during the walk at Lower Arroyo Park, Pasadena.
Morning light coming through my studio window from the west. Seeing the light filling up the space and the space being soaked up with the light.
After rain in my garden. Deepened saturation of colors and sensual gestures of the succulents.
Azalea white flower after a drizzle. There are full of graceful lines and movements. The delicate and thin petals reveal its veins, the life support system carrying the water and nutrition. Every corner of the Earth, I find the superb system that builds a life on the earth and sustains them.
Around 6 pm on July 23, 2016.
As I was leaving my studio, I saw this unusual yet beautiful pink yellow sky in La Crescenta this afternoon caused by Santa Clarita brush fire and the box with this elegant spiderweb covered with ash.
The late afternoon walk during the 2nd "stay-at-home" order in Los Angeles in 2021.
Textures and colors of moss and rock at Griffith Park, Los Angeles
Days of rain and over 2 weeks of lockdown due to "Coronavirus Pandemic" in Los Angels. Rain stopped for a few hours and took a walk in my neighborhood. Agave captured my attention again. A joy when this kind of conversation and interaction happens.
Algae formation on Lower Arroyo Seco Park. Arroyo Seco means "dry river." From daily hike, I have watched its process of formation, a time-based "earth sculpture."
Often it is called random. But, I always see the preconceived plan and execution in nature. From the sky, this can be witnessed how the countless plants in a forest have formed the perfect order and balance in order to sustain life, to receive the sunlight, the energy for life, and the food. There is no accident, but the conscious mind.
Watching how the air moves in the
The way water moves over various surfaces and the low angle of the sunlight landing on the earth.
Trees in my neighborhood. I stood before these trees daydreaming. These trees and their shedding barks have taken me back to the sculpture of St. John the Baptist by Donatello at Museo del Duomo in Florence. I've been brought back to the moment when I was standing before this sculpture feeling overwhelmed and overpowered in Florence.
The mud on the pedestrian walkway reveals the direction of gravity.
"Dutch Light." Morning light in Amsterdam during my way to Rembrandt Museum.
"Dutch Light." Sunset in Amsterdam. I made this trip to see "Dutch Light" as well as their newly reopened Rijksmuseum and artworks, especially by Van Gogh and Vermeer. "Dutch Light" has been known due to the water particles trapped between the water and the clouds and the light bouncing between the water particles.