Series: A Full Heart
A Full Heart is an ongoing series (in various media) where I explore the human heart: as a repository for emotions, as metaphor, as physical structure; using those as a gateway to what our hearts mean to us.
My process begins with a feeling, a stirring of emotion, which then moves onto paper. Whether brush and ink on mulberry paper, (an expression of the Chinese half of my heritage), or mixed drawing media like charcoal, crayon, and pastel, it needs to be direct and immediate.
I am fascinated by antique anatomical illustrations and three-dimensional medical models of the heart, which I use along with other material as references, or layers in my photo-digital work.
Hybrid forms are a special interest, so I often layer and combine digital and tactile media and methods, which become either digital or physical originals, as in the digital print series I first showed in 2017.
DIGITAL PRINTS: click on any thumbnail below to view slideshow.
All of the images in this gallery are digital mixed media archival pigment prints on hot press paper. Except for 'Head Meets Heart' above, they are 36” x 24” (image size 24” x 18”), edition of 3, $450. each
Also available in a very affordable edition of 15, on 11 x 8.5” (letter size) paper, for $25. + shipping or delivery.
Please contact me directly via the contact form on this website if you wish to purchase or with any questions.
* "Pigment" refers to the type of ink used in professional-level inkjet printers (using 8 or more inks for colour fidelity, subtlety and detail) that are the standard for art prints. Sometimes called giclée prints, they must also be printed onto a suitable surface (e.g. acid-free paper). As with most original works of art, the prints need protection from moisture, contact and (like everything else on earth) they can be damaged by ultraviolet light, so they will last longer if kept out of direct sunlight.