Untitled, 2009, Xerox Toner on Mylar, 10* 20 Feet (120*240 inch)
Untitled, 2009, Paint and Xerox Toner on Mylar, 10*16 Feet (120*192 inch)
In my work, I demonstrate my interest in physical act of capturing human experience, idea, time, thought, and emotion into expressive marks. This aspect combines with the idea of the personal, physical application of gestural marks creates an intimate relationship between the medium and me; and also between the art and viewer. I use my hair and body as tools and the drawing process becomes a performance where the physical act creates images of my personal moral integrity. I set up large sheets of transparent film on the floor and draw the marks with engaging my body. My body establishes an immediate connection to the surrounding environment and reveals a physical presence onto the surface. The sweep of big marks that is relatively my body size is evidence of the picture’s making, which develops a sense of intimacy, freedom, diversity, and energy. The aesthetic content of the work evokes unconscious dialogues between the spiritual and natural forces. I try to create new forms of visual narrative structure with the goal of documenting and encapsulating various forms of physical and the spiritual, internal and external surroundings, as metaphors for human experience, and even the mysterious inward psychological states of individual. The viewer is encouraged to go beyond what one sees, and to focus on the feeling that is evoked by retracing the work.