My found object assemblage art represents a re-evaluation of the life cycle of outdated, rusty, or broken items in a throwaway society -- the transformation of which is a metaphor for personal renewal and boundless possibilities.
My paintings negotiate the duality and dichotomy of my existence as an Asian immigrant woman
in America. I paint still life of food symbolic of the imagery of desire for female body, surrounded
by transnational icons and patterns.
An artist and a scholar, my work is both physical and conceptual, dealing with memory, identity,
process and traditional women's work. My most recent work are process based experiments in
drawing in textile, stitches replacing ink.
My oil paintings reflect my fascination for pulp fiction covers and my film noir view of NYC, it
intends to capture the mood and beauty of a particular moment in time that I find appealing to
my eyes as well as to my emotions.
I draw, paint, use collage and use actual objects related to subject directly on the painting. I
combine mediums such as oil paint, spray paint and objects such as ropes, lights and police
barricades to create particular emotions