Chinese block characters were used as grid overlays in this series of gouaches. Beneath the character is a transparent outline suggesting facets in gem cutting and a background of growth forms. The Chinese character substitutes for the grid found in past work. While it might transmit a suggestive feeling to the work for someone versed in Mandarin, it was mainly selected for its shape.

Listening To It (”Ear”--Chinese Character Series)

20 December 1993
Brooklyn, New York
Gouache, Pencil and Watercolor on Paper
H: 12 in. x W: 16 in.
Lauren and Roy Kim

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