Mother and Child
"Mother and Child" is a connection between my mother and me over space and distance. It is a measurement in feelings through my own personal experience, presenting movement, energy, love, relation, honesty, and integrity. The energy radiates from the point where the pieces touch. Feelings toward my mother and her devastating illness mesh into one. Negative space and lines are drawn between internal and external emotions.
In my sculpture, the exploration of form, space and lines, have become an outer language to embody my inner feelings. The composition of gestural abstract forms is also affected strongly by spaces between forms. The objective is compose a portrait that is charged with rich emotional and spiritual vision.
The relationship between mother and child is universal. Clay and fire transcend the value of humility and express the texture of emotions. "Mother and Child" is a timeless statement of maternal love.
Year of Creation: 2018
1997 Master of Fine Arts，Rochester Institute of Technology，Ceramics and Ceramics Sculpture
1995 Bachelor of Fine Arts，Ohio University，Ceramics
2018 Invited Speaker， International Academy of Ceramic (IAC) General Assembly， Taiwan
2018 Invited Speaker， Seres 18， IV. International Ceramics， Glass， Porcelain， enamel， Glaze & Pigment Congress， Anadolu University， Turkey
2018 Juror， the 6th International Ceramics Symposium CERAMICS LABORATORY， Lativa
2019 Solo Exhibition， The 53rd National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts (NCECA)，Saint Paul， USA
2018 Invitational Exhibition， Schloss Glucksburg Ceramics Museum，Romhild， Germany
2018 Invitational Exhibition， Ceramics Museum of Argentona，Barcelona， Spain
2017 Mother and Child，Mother and Child，Florence， Italy
2017 Mother and Child series，Mother and Child series，Chicago， USA
2015 Mother and Child，Mother and Child，Cheonggiu， Korea
WORKS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
2012 National Museum ，Warsaw， Poland
2011 National Museum，Canberra， Australia
2008 National Gallery，Prague， Czech Republic