A Full Heart: Series and Show
A Full Heart is both an ongoing series and a solo art exhibition, on March 9–21, 2019, at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre in Scarborough (Toronto), Ontario.
Click here for more information about the show.
In it I explore the human heart (using a variety of media): 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.
Some of the most recent work in this series was made for a room installation entitled Hearts in Place, (pictured above) at the 2018 In Situ arts festival.
I have written two blog posts about that so far, including photographs and video, which you can find here and here.
The series got its first public launch at the Cross-Breeds exhibition in Toronto in October, 2017, with the images you see (as thumbnails, click to see full images) at right or below.
This limited edition print series shown (at right or below) is available full size (image size 24" x 18" except for the last one with my face which is 24" x 30") and in a very affordable letter-size (8.5" x 11" paper size, image is somewhat smaller) format.
Please contact me directly via the contact form with questions or to purchase.
LIMITED EDITION DIGITAL PRINTS: click on any thumbnail below to view slideshow.