Shown in Leaving Home II
Tresidder Gallery, Stanford University
May - June, 1995
I am easily moved by the immediate effect of photography. The "Alienation
Series" derived from my previous work, "Leaving Home Series."
The transitional thoughts were motivated by the photographic images of photography
master Dorothea Lange’s "An American Exodus." The intensity
of lines of seasonal agriculture workers lining up for their payments in
the 30’s provokes my personal experience.
This body of work is presented in the format of drawing. Somehow the medium
itself brings about a unique experience. The drawings do not document a
specific event as a photograph might. The idea of these drawings is implemented
through the interaction of material and the mechanical effect. The result
brings about a universal and timeless meaning. I want these drawings to
be able to communicate with its viewers individually rather than to elicit
dogmatic responses. While the series of works may have been motivated by
historical and political events, it is my intention to use this medium to
convey a deeper level of life experience not only personally but also aesthetically.