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2010 Mapping
2009 Awakening Moment
2008 Trace of Existence
2006 Web of Trace
2005 Self
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AWAKENING MOMENT I_YELLOW TO WHITE
54”x54” acrylic and dyed yarn on canvas, 2009

Everything begins with doubt. What is a dream? What is reality? Sometimes when I look back on yesterday, I feel everything seems like a dream. I am afraid that reality, where I think I live now, is another dream or an illusion. I inquire about “the awakening moment” from various perspectives: self-awareness of one’s existence, a transitional state of consciousness, understanding the imperfection of perception and the essence of existence. In Awakening Moment I and II, I use only two colors, yellow and white, but the composition of the two colors yield totally opposite results. In Awakening Moment I, if viewers’ eyes follow from white to yellow, they can perceive inner space as reduction. In contrast, in Awakening Moment II, if their eyes follow from white to yellow, they can perceive outer space as expansion. By presenting two opposite spaces using yellow and white on canvas, I question the imperfection of our perception ad the essence of existence. To confront the reality of painting, one must focus on “color” and “form” itself rather than illusion. The awakening moment does not exist in the paintings, but in the viewers’ minds between the two paintings. 

 

AWAKENING MOMENT II_WHITE TO YELLOW
54”x54” acrylic and dyed yarn on canvas, 2009

Everything begins with doubt. What is a dream? What is reality? Sometimes when I look back on yesterday, I feel everything seems like a dream. I am afraid that reality, where I think I live now, is another dream or an illusion. I inquire about “the awakening moment” from various perspectives: self-awareness of one’s existence, a transitional state of consciousness, understanding the imperfection of perception and the essence of existence. In Awakening Moment I and II, I use only two colors, yellow and white, but the composition of the two colors yield totally opposite results. In Awakening Moment I, if viewers’ eyes follow from white to yellow, they can perceive inner space as reduction. In contrast, in Awakening Moment II, if their eyes follow from white to yellow, they can perceive outer space as expansion. By presenting two opposite spaces using yellow and white on canvas, I question the imperfection of our perception ad the essence of existence. To confront the reality of painting, one must focus on “color” and “form” itself rather than illusion. The awakening moment does not exist in the paintings, but in the viewers’ minds between the two paintings. 

 

AWAKENING MOMENT III_ECHO IN THE SKY
54”x54” acrylic and dyed yarn on canvas, 2009
AWAKENING MOMENT IV_ECHO IN THE GROUND
54”x54” acrylic and dyed yarn on canvas, 2009
AWAKENING MOMENT V_WAITING
58”x58” acrylic and dyed yarn on canvas, 2009
AWAKENING MOMENT VI_JUMPING
58”x58” acrylic and dyed yarn on canvas, 2009