Inspirations behind my work of the last thirty years has
come from memorable dreams that I experienced back in the
late 1980's to early 90's. From recapitulating and pondering
over these seemingly 'archetypal' dreams, I have created a
personal myth in visual art form that tries to explain human
destiny as I see it. However, it will be very difficult to
comprehend my thoughts from viewing single piece or even the
whole exhibition: you will likely only see abstract patterns and
forms. Like puzzle, you will probably need to see considerable
number of works before picture begin to appear and you can
perceive thoughts behind them. I state that because I myself
has just begun to see the overall picture after years of working.
That is fine. Hopefully, these forms and patterns of individual
pieces are intriguing enough to emote sensations or thoughts,
and appreciated as artwork in its own.
Among the dreams that have influenced me and my
art, this particular one was exceptional and most influential: In
this dream,I was in the center of universe surrounded by zillions
of whirling orbs which I thought were suns and stars. With an
immense energy which I felt, they moved toward the center
where nebulous, ever- changing form stood. Afterward I came
to see the whole universe as macro-cosmic Tree- a Cosmic
Tree in which suns and stars, the fruits; a central, nebulous
form, the trunk; and branches of and cosmic dusts.
To depict this Cosmic Tree and to illustrate thoughts derived
from analyzing the dream, I have used a variety of art media-
installations, paintings, drawings and even verses. With
sculpture, I have illustrated the Cosmic Tree symbolically as an
organic, plant like form colored with spiraling patterns
resembling stars and galaxies. Though in a dream, the Cosmic
Tree is ever changing, boundless form, to create it in a concrete
sculptural form, I've captured it as though time stopped for a
nanosecond, and form instantaneously solidify.