Lady K: Strange Paradise, 2015 Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 inches.
This is a portrait of Lady K, a member of the Tuplets. She is the archer in the painting Paracosmic
This work belongs to a series of pieces that celebrate my heritage as a Korean American adoptee, who was raised by a family of German and French descent.
For this painting, I referenced compositions by Frida Kahlo, an Artist of Mexican and German background, the rich stylistic flora of French painter Henri Rousseau, and the faces of Asian children.
I like the fact that in painting you can capture the parts of the self that reside inside of a person. Art and narrative allow for me to reflect upon the many identities that make me who I am. It brings together East, West and my own inner land of creativity and wonder.Read More