Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Come back to studio

Sometime of you who followed my blog know that I have traveled for a year. I started with Bilabo and Canary Island in Spain. I went to Venice, Florence, and Rome Italy after that. Then went to Macau to see my friend Jen and headed to  Hong Kong. Then, I was in a city of Gualan near Shenzhen in China for a month. I went to Cambodia after that. Then I went to India. I kind of stopped blogging when I went to China. I experienced so much in China, yet I was not able to access my blog. Then, I kind of got disinterested in updating what I was doing since it was so much to cover after a month.

After India, I got so sick. So, I stopped traveling and went to Korea to stay with my family for three months and half. It was another interesting journey for me. Now I am back to Reno, Nevada and get ready for another chapter of my life. Some things have been changed while I was traveling. One of the biggest change was that I moved while I was away!!!!! When I came back, I have a new life waiting for me, haha.

I will show you some of a new studio I am going to work on. Before I start, here is my baby ms. Lola Pumpkin Muffin. She was very happy to see me. I was afraid she might have forgotten about me but well, she is a way smarter than I thought, of course!

The nice thing about my new place is that I have so much space for my art. As long as I can live here, I am going to pump out my art. So, be ready for my new artwork showing on this blog! I also got many goo ideas while I was traveling. Now all I have to do is to give them a birth to this world. I turned the living room into my studio. Here is a shot of my studio wall.

 I was trying to take photos of my creatures that I started to make in India. I never got to take good photos of them. The studio was rather dark inside as it was raining. These guys will be shown at 1078 gallery in Chico, California from October 8 until November 1, 2014. Please keep checking my blog or website for more info!!!
I got some good shots of images but I decided to call a professional. So, I contacted Sebastian, my former student, who always take pictures of my work. So, now I have some good images of these guys for the exhibition. The title of the exhibition will be "Humanity Bites" and these guys will be the main work for the exhibition. I will also show my ceramic pieces and some of drawings and prints.
 I use fabrics that I got while I was traveling in india. Then, I started to have an idea about my creatures being a case of a cultural study. Ones that I made in India look like indian creatures. I used some of traditional fabrics for the creatures that I made in Korea. I feel that this project can go for ever like this. I can travel all over the world, collect fabrics and turn them into my own creature. It is like the planet we live in. I would make, however more peaceful and interacting than the reality. I don't like what is going on in the world right now. Humans that I create or recreate can be happy and peaceful at least the world they are in although it may not be the case in the real world.
 I have made about 30 of them so far. I am hopping to make as many as possible and eventually filled a whole space with these guys!!!
This is a shot of working in progress.

Okie, this is a teaser for another upcoming exhibition at SNAP in Edmonton, Canada in January in 2015. You can't really see the detail on this. That is why you have to keep checking my blog because I will upload more images of these guys as I progress!!!!
Stay in tuned for more. I will come back  with more images! Until then, ciao!!!

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