Wonky Eyes And All - Harman Projects Moleskine Show
Painting for Harman Project’s Moleskine group show at The Mesa Arts Museum in Arizona. Sept 9 - Dec 4, 2022
“Wonky Eyes And All” 8.25” x 10.25"; framed: 12.75" x 14.75", Acrylic and ink on Moleskine paper 2022
Every culture has it’s good and bad parts. In Korean culture jeong 정 (a kind of the warm feelings arising one’s relationship with another person) is a beautiful one. But it also has its bad parts, the sharp teeth and claws of misogyny and machismo (similar in many cultures). I was inspired by old Minhwa folk paintings of tigers that look a little weird but are endearing at the same time. Will you embrace your culture? Sharp teeth, wonky eyes, and all?
The Magpie and the Tiger is one common theme of Minhwa paintings (the magpie is a tattoo on her). The tiger has some gold paint worked in so it’s iridescent.