Ink on paper
30 x 24 inches
One of a series of ink drawings in the Chinese style
Columbia Center for the Arts
From the series: Ink and Brush studies
I have been working for several years with the help of Chinese master artist Gong Yi Wang. I am not a Chinese speaker but have assimilated much of the Chinese calligraphic style and method. I understand Chinese calligraphy as a pure abstract form having the capacity within it for free expression of the artist's inner energy. The calligraphic brush habit then extends to drawing in an often surprising way.