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We talk about soul or spirit, but the reality is we are nothing but a collection of chemical compounds. Merely from the accumulation of minuscule chemical substances in the brain (the amyloid beta peptides seen in Alzheimer-s), a person-s memory is lost and her personality is completely changed. When we die, decomposition of the brain begins immediately. Where does the memory of lifetime go? This piece is subtitled “Piece of Memory” – the image of all the memories of our life breaking apart and blown away to the air at the moment of death. Perhaps our memories glitter and shine for a moment.
A circuit board image is silk-screened on a sterling silver surface. The colorful and intricate texture of the center image is produced by oxidized silver leaf combined with mineral pigments and colored ink. Although it is not quite clear in the photograph, the whitish background has a soft metallic glow of silver seen through the acrylic and different shade of mineral pigment (oyster shell powder), giving a sense of infinite space and breeziness.
Trained in the Japanese traditional painting known as “Nihonga,” which uses Sumi ink, brushwork and natural mineral pigments, I paint in two styles: LIFE series and MYTH series. LIFE series is a microcosmic/macrocosmic abstract series in which motifs are taken from various artificial and natural objects such as computer circuit boards, microscopic photos, reptile skins, or purely imaginary images. The works in this series may be described as “the coexistence of paradise and hell.” The theme of the series has been the uniting of opposites: pain and joy, old and new, or microcosm and macrocosm. In other words, it is an attempt to capture “life.” My intention is for the viewer to simultaneously feel movement and calmness, sound and silence, and color and darkness.
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