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Hearts & Six Bowls
Hearts & Six Bowls
acrylic, wax, thread, rice paper, gauze, unfired clay
34"w x 38"h, 3.5"w x 3"h

Hearts is a series of mixed media works on paper, using a woodblock that I carved of the Chinese character "heart", printing from two parts of tree trunks, red wax and red thread. The six works symbolize my deceased father, my deceased mother, my deceased sister, and my deceased brother. Included are my very much alive niece and myself, Jean Chiang.

Six Bowls are unfired clay symbolizing the members of my family. The melted red wax symbolizes blessings and the red thread is life and death viewed from different sides.

Photo Credit: Sean Hu