Sumi ink, shellac based gold ink, graphite on rice paper
This is a series of paintings that reference my personal return to my highly complex cultural background. It consists of mostly work using a blend of traditional Chinese painting brushes, inks, rice paper, and modern western paint mediums. The images are composed by calligraphic characters in ancient Chinese in different times and styles and western geometric compositions and Latin American color scheme. The series challenges all traditional painting approaches of cultures of the East, West, and South, and targets stories of history, news, and personal journey through this cultural mix.