Sunday, August 29, 2010

Residency Deadline; September 1

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

he Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers up to fifty juried residencies per year to working artists from across the country and around the world. Residencies are awarded to visual artists, writers, composers, interdisciplinary artists, and arts or arts education scholars.

Residencies are available for two-, four-, six-, or eight-weeks stays. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a separate studio.

The Center can house up to five artists at any given time. Artists interested in applying can learn more by reading the information provided here regarding the facility and the local setting.

September 1 : Session 1 residencies to take place the following January – June.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Reflection on my painting

To Be Idle is a Short Road to Death and to Be Diligent is the Way of Life

acrylic on canvas

The title is coming from Buddha. It took me several years to make this piece. (Well, I was not working on this every day.) I went two residency with this canvas, starting Bemies Center, Omaha. I finished most of the part at Djerassi CA. Yet, even today, I am adding elements sometimes. The left top Chinese character means "movement" or " to move". Silver part is a stream based after the 18th century Japanese master, Ogata Korin. Lotus flowers represents the enlightenment. Pain tree represents living. This is a large painting: 48" x 56" I am very happy with this piece.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Little back ground story....

This piece is called "
All Actions are Sacred " It painted by acrylic with embroidery on stitched canvas. The size is 32" x 32"

I started this piece when I was at

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. One day, I was working, a big snake showed up at my studio from nowhere. It was May, and Virginia was like Summer in Northeast already. So, I saw snakes often on a property cooling down under the shade of trees. I guess that particular snake was eager to find cooler place. The symbolism of snake is interesting one in many cultures. It is often portrayed as a evil being , but also often one who knows some profound secrets. In this painting, the snake represents the mysterious

messenger send by divine one to human. The title was suggested by a poet friend I met there.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I am preparing for my perfomance tomorrow with Akim the Funk Buddha as part of Western Socially Engaged Buddhism Symposium.

Here is the one version of Pray-formance we did in Bali.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Recent works

Acrylic on panel, 5.5" x 5.5"

Here are some of my recent works.
I am working on small scale lately, and I have been enjoying doing so.

Top: Summer Dusk Bottom: Summer Night
acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

4" x 4" acrylic on canvas