• Studio, 2015, Photo by Gallery NAGA
  • Wall Painting, 145 x 109”, Gallery NAGA, 2014, Photo by Yuqi Huang
  • “Glow”, 20x 16” Gouache on paper, 2012, Photo by Will Howcroft
  • “Sweet Peas”, 20x 16” Gouache on paper, 2014, Photo by Will Howcroft
  • “Wisteria’s Window”, 20x 32” Gouache on paper, 2010, Photo by Will Howcroft

Statement

In my painting, I engage in a dialogue with paint. My statement is composed of each dot I make with the brush. It requires me to work intimately on the surface, and yet I also move away from the surface in order to see how the layers of mark-making negate earlier marks and reveal a new form. In this way, I slowly arrive at my own truth, which is visual satisfaction.

My painting is made with gouache on a watercolor paper. I build up dots of color into half-inch, stalactite-like columns with rich variations in color layers. From a distance the painting is a series of dots, which create larger patterns toward a uniformed center. When observed more closely the third dimension is revealed, a forest of multicolored columns. The surface is dense. Colors on the flat surface of the paper react with the colors on the surface of each stalk when perceived closely.