StaccatoRest — 1998-Ongoing. Acrylic and phototransfer collage on aluminum, nuts, bolts.
The content of this piece is musical notation from different eras and cultures — Chinese, Western, Medieval , ’60s avantgarde, pop music, and so on. The compositions, sheet music and notations are layered above and through one another — just as music moves and mutates across borders and time.
This painting istelf is composed like a song: each panel is a separate note. The notes can be rearranged into a new melody. The work can be made rhythmic, minimalistic, beautiful, dissonant…
You can hear this painting — even if you can’t read music, some of embedded lyrics from familiar songs will sound in your head.