These drawings are created using non-traditional materials like coffee, breath, color inks and pencils. This conceptual Coffee Drawing Project that I started in 2006 is influenced by my love for daily morning coffee, John Cage Chance and Indeterminacy and Eastern philosophy in the everyday dealings of unexpectancies. For me, how to use intuition and artistry as guiding light in the drawing process is a perpetual learning experience. Other inspirations are the intricacy of winter tree branches and various lines, Chinese black and white Ink Paintings and improvisational music. 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)