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     behind the image, the imagination

                                                        --Mong-Lan

                                                     

  More Paintings by Mong-Lan

 
  During the early '90s, I painted these life-size acrylic paintings below.  The paintings are somewhat 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. 

 

 

    

    

   

Mong-Lan, Triptych:  "Incorporeal Intrusion, 

 

1994, 91" x 152"

 

Acrylic on canvas, wood, stain

 

   

 

Mong-Lan, Triptych: "Forced Memory"

 

1993, 87" x 211"

 

Acrylic on canvas, wood, stain

  

 

   

Mong-Lan, Detail from panel one

Triptych: "Forced Memory"

 

1993, 87" x 211"

 

Acrylic on canvas, wood, stain

   

   

Mong-Lan, Detail from panel two

Triptych: "Forced Memory"

 

1993, 87" x 211"

 

Acrylic on canvas, wood, stain

   

   

Mong-Lan, Detail from panel three

Triptych: "Forced Memory"

 

1993, 87" x 211"

 

Acrylic on canvas, wood, stain

      
   

   

Mong-Lan, Four panels: "Person with Calloused Feet & Hands that Remember"

 

1993, 94" x 305"

 

Acrylic on canvas, wood, stain

   

   

Mong-Lan, Detail of panel one: "Person with Calloused Feet & Hands that Remember"

 

1993, 94" x 305"

 

Acrylic on canvas, wood, stain

   

 

   

Mong-Lan, Detail of panel two: "Person with Calloused Feet & Hands that Remember"

 

1993, 94" x 305"

 

Acrylic on canvas, wood, stain

   

   

Mong-Lan, Detail of panel three: "Person with Calloused Feet & Hands that Remember"

 

1993, 94" x 305"

 

Acrylic on canvas, wood, stain

Mong-Lan,

Detail of panel four: "Person with Calloused

Feet & Hands that Remember"

 

1993, 94" x 305"

 

Acrylic on canvas, wood, stain

 

 

 

 

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