Work > Now (2015-2016)

In my new series of work, wherein "Nine-Tailed Fox and Medusa" and "Holding Up the World" are the first two finished pieces, I am interested in the processes of transformation, especially the ones that happen when one culture or belief system meets another whether through violent collision or fluid assimilation. This interest in duality is something that also manifested itself in previous series of works of mine for years although not as prominently as in this new series, and perhaps can be traced back to my own background: born in NJ, but raised in Seoul, LA, and Southern Illinois before moving to the Bay Area, I was constantly reformulating my own identity in the context of my own environment, while also realizing those certain commonalities that tie us all together.

Antipodal
Mixed Media
11" x 14" and 11" x 8"
2016
Journey to the Other Side
Watercolor, acrylic ink, strips of painted dura-lar, collage, and oil on yupo
25" x 25"
2016
Antipodal: East Meets West
acrylic paint, ink, and dura-lar cutouts on panel
14" x 16"
2016
Dreaming of Japan in Wyoming
Acrylic ink, acrylic paint, watercolor, and collage
29" x 22"
2016
Fiery Tricksters
Mixed Media
30" x 25"
2016
Tricksters: Chameleon and Arachne
watercolor, ink, cutouts, acrylic paint, and oils on panel
16" x 20"
2016
Futuristic Neo-Archaeology
Acrylic, dura-lar cutouts, and painted animal bone
2016
Tale of Nine-Tailed Fox and Medusa
Concentrated Watercolor, Graphite, Oil, and Transparent dura-lar collage on matte durala
25 in x 40 in
Holding Up the World
Concentrated Watercolor, graphite, and cutout on duralar
25 in x 20 in
Silk Road Aviary
Mixed Media
42" x 45"
2015
Chimerical Amalgams
Mixed Media
30" x 24"
2015
Cyclical
concentrated watercolor, acrylic ink, and collage on panel
12" x 12"
2016
Capturing the Unicorn
Mixed Media
2015
Fragmented Memories
Mixed Media
12" x 12"
2015
Elephantscape
Mixed Media
44" x 55"
2015
Bast and Bakeneko
Mixed Media
48" x 35"
2015
Trickster/Messenger
Ink, oil, and graphite on dura-lar
30" x 40"
2015