My work of these series is about childhood memory, cultural identity, and distance. A Chinese student must learn a few thousand words in order to write and read. I am also interested in black and white because black and white are not color, it’s about life and death, day and night, and negative and positive energy that we must deal with in our everyday life. In ways that transcend both the text and the medium to achieve a new level of awareness ‒ the higher consciousness that is also the goal of calligraphy.
Because the characters function as visual elements rather than lexicography means, even the audience that can’t read Chinese can take part in the language of the module, the mark, the gesture, the performance, and the design. The “picture” that results now reads like the as essential product of the effort to communicate across time/space/culture, and not just a painterly allusion to it.