The drawings are created using non-traditional approach and materials like coffee, breath, color inks and pencils. This Coffee Drawing Project I started in 2006 is influenced by my love for daily morning coffee, the uncertainty and unexpectancy in our everyday life. I also like improvisational music, the intricacy of tree branches and various lines and black and white Chinese Ink Paintings. This project can be done collaboratively. I have tried it with friends, baby, seniors and family members.
“Astronaut” has been one of my on-going projects since the mid-90s. In this project, astronaut is being characterized as the metaphorical construct of a dislocated, artificial and transplanted subject. It all started in my childhood living in Taiwan watching the concurrent historical events taken place in 1969: moon landing and war in Vietnam. Other inspirations are Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, goldfish, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, X-Files, Twilight
Zone. John Cage, Chinese Philosophy, Los Angeles, and everyday cross-cultural experiences. The feelings of isolation, vulnerability
and uncertainty shaped by uncontrollable events in everyday existence are often used as points of departure to construct and explore the psychological and philosophical journey of a dislocated and out of control astronaut floating in space in a state of indeterminacy.
"Untitled I, II and III"
Laminated Digital Image on wood (reflective)
20"x30" each (triptypch)