Amazing Now (acrylic, paper, ink, lenticular, resin coated acrylic mirror, glitter film, on canvas) 2016
Amazing Now is a mixed media wall installation piece (approx. size: 6.5 feet high by 20 feet wide, 2016) composed of ten canvases (36 x 36 inches), each canvas portraying one letter of the title. Each character of the work is not clearly recognizable when viewed up close but when viewed from distance it becomes more prominent, as if they are hiding, only to reveal themselves at a distance. This new project that resembles a series of large digital monitors – with each panel its own miniature video wall – creates optically intriguing visual fun along with happy and positive vibrations.
The star shapes in my work symbolize inspiration, rejuvenation and creativity, reflecting the spirit of the people. For the unique and diverse patterns and colors of the stars, I made stickers of my own design. Of the stars digitally cutout, some were printed digitally, while others were painted on paper with acrylic paint. Lenticulars plates of different patterns, tones of colors, and texts of ‘love’ and ‘how are you doing’ are overlapped were manually cut out. Resin applied to the mirror stickers added more dimensionality to the flat shapes. The materials used – mirrors, iridescent colors and lenticulars that change tones of colors according to viewer's perception – creates the optical illusion of being animated.
I hope that that my 'Amazing Now' awakens the viewers to feel the powerful moment of now and inspires them to imagine and create their happy futures.