Creating a conversation between the painter, the painting and the viewer.

I start with collecting images. Landscapes from historical cities like, Malinde or personal places like, Taipei. After a period of observing and deleting and formulating a careful composition, I then begin painting. I push and pull with the energy of the painting. Transparent and opaque layers are built up as I try to find the right balance of active and quiet energy. The painting feels complete when the energy of a painting has the right amount of tension. Dramatic lines and lonely figures create a narrative that allows the viewer to use their imagination. Familiar and foreign places merge together to create new boundaries. In the end, I'm hoping that the work gets people to engage and share ideas.