Recent Artworks for Dickens show
As a child, I loved looking out the street through the blinds on the windows. Because the world seen through the blinds does a similar job to the painters making their fingers into a rectangular shape to compose the composition. I changed the angle of objects through the window blinds and thought the world looked like a painting.
And the clouds passing through the blinds were very impressive to me. The world I saw through the blinds always existed with time. It was an unstoppable world that was always flowing and changing, and many stories were hidden.
While painting, at some point, I felt the limitations of the shape and size of paper and picture frames sold for artists. The world inside the blinds I saw as a child was small, but there was time, flow, and many stories, but my paintings stuffed into commercially available canvases felt like they were just stopped at some point in the past.
I wanted to add the axis of time to my paintings. I drew a picture by cutting the paper into small pieces like film. And I put them together in chronological order.
A timeline is a written representation of a period of time, usually a line, showing the order in which related events occurred. In this sequence, I can draw a picture like the world I saw through the blinds as a child.
I'm going to submit this experimental painting, Christmas in Timeline, to one of the shows this winter, The Dickens Show with Night Heron watercolor artist's group.
Myungja Anna Koh