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                                                        --Mong-Lan

                                                     

    


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During the early '90s, I painted these life-size acrylic paintings to the left.  The paintings are both figurative and abstract, dealing with the natural world, the skies, trees and ocean, forms both geometric and organic, movement and memory.  I was also influenced by the European cathedrals I visited, especially in France,-- walking inside them and being moved by the stained glass, to see what light flowed through.

I started these paintings when I was living in Houston during the early 90's and continued them when I moved to San Francisco in 1993.  I had this idea of building these frames that jutted out from the paintings, like painful appendages of oneself.  It was an impractical idea, in the end, because it was indeed painful to transport them. 

 

"The Forbidden Room" 

1993, 78" x 96"

 

Acrylic on canvas, wood, stain.

  

  

 

 

 

 

"Out of the Womb, Into the Myth"

1993, 65" x 85"

 

Acrylic on canvas, wood, stain.

  

  

"Tongue of Night"

1993, 65" x 87"

 

Acrylic on canvas, wood, stain.

  

 

  

Mong-Lan,

 

"Encounters in Mexico"

  

1993, 79" x 89"

  

Acrylic on canvas, wood, stain

  

 

     

"Deracination"

1994, 65" x 87"

 

Acrylic on canvas, wood, stain.

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Photography

Gravity - Series

  

    

 

    

These photos were taken in 1995 on my first visit back to Vietnam.  Years later, in the darkroom, I juxtaposed two slides, sometimes words of poems.  The result was a hybrid that has the feeling of a fleeting memory.

 

  "Ha Tien Beggar,"

Ha Tien, Vietnam

  2000, color print emulsion

 

    

         

 

 

 

     

"Vinh Long Waters" 

Vinh Long, Vietnam

2000, color print emulsion

 

     

     

 

"The Meat Stand,"

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2000,  color print emulsion

     

     

 

"Pagoda,"

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2000, color print emulsion

  

 

    

 

 

"Two Boys,"

Vinh Long, Vietnam

2000, color print emulsion  

 

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