Broken Typewriter: “yes, i can.”       2006   Washi paper, charcoal, typewriter, resin    13.75" x 13.75" x 11"   This sculpture became the first model in an ongoing typewriter series.  The actual typewriter was shipped to me, but the journey left it broken beyond repair.  The work was originally entitled “Broken Typewriter” but it was re-named  “yes, I can” appears as note on the paper.
  Typewriter#5: “I am here.”       2012    “I am here”(typed on paper) refers to an enigma: the moment I declares, “I am here,” in the present, that moment becomes the past and I am no longer here. Instead, I was there, in that place at that specific moment in time. The “K” and “O” keys of this typewriter were left unwrapped—a reference to the Japanese word for here, which is koko.
  Typewriter#2: “I was defeated, yet...”       2012   Charcoal, Washi, Typewriter, Resin   13.75" x 13.75" x 11"
  Typewriter#5: “I am here.”       2012   Charcoal, Washi, Typewriter, Resin   13.75" x 13.75" x 11.5"
  Typewriter#2: “I was defeated, yet...”      Detail
  Typewriter#2: “I was defeated, yet...”       Side
  Typewriter #3: “I once was on the top of this tree   .”     2012    Washi paper, charcoal, typewriter, resin   13.75" x 13.75" x 12"   
  Typewriter #3: “I once was on the top of this tree   .”    2012     Side
  Typewriter #4: “Cling to its surface  ”     2012   Washi paper, charcoal, typewriter, resin   13.75" x 13.75" x 11" 
  Grains, Seeds and Nuts for Birds 2010   (each in 1" x 1" x 0.8" box)
  Cityroot#2      2006   Root, brick, metal. glass, resin   13.75" x 13.75" x 13.5"
  Tree Root in Solid:  In 2004, I was trying to create solid 7 feet resin cube, and experimented with different variables . During the process, I found many interesting chemical reactions resulting from different combinations between resin and organic form. Different combinations resulted in variations in air bubble and form, allowing me to explore the relationship between organic and artificial. The actual sculpture was completed in 2007.
  Cityroot#1      2006   Root, brick, metal. glass, resin   13.75" x 13.75" x 13"
  Cityroot#1      2006   Root, brick, metal. glass, resin   13.75" x 13.75" x 13"
  City Root Maquette     2005   wood, clay, metal, glass, resin   3.5" x 3.5" x 3.5"
  Cityroot  2006-7 Root, brick, metal. glass, resin 5.6' x 6.5' x 7'  “City Root,” uses a massive tree root, which is being embedded in a 7- foot cubic clear resin. The root was dug up from the soil in Philadelphia, with bricks, glass and metals embedded in it. These serve as a metaphor for the city, while the clear resin serves as a parallel for both the purity of our natural environment and the potential of man’s creativity.  photo by Nicole H. Matthews
  Found objects in Cityroot      2006   metal (left), glass(right)
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