12 years after the 2011 Project we have cycled back to the Year of the Rabbit. In 2011 it was a mixed media piece. In 2023 it is mail art with hand carved rubber stamps.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
In 2011 I often used postcards in the individual pieces I made each day. And then I started collecting more and more vintage postcards for future projects including the work shown in my 2012 installation Imagining Val Travel.
Ten years later I find myself in an effort to use up what I have saved for decades — including the postcards. Much of the material has ended up in artist books. The latest one, Collage Dreams, incudes 20 handmade collages. Each is 10.5” wide x 11” high and made entirely from the contents of postcard booklets dating from 1910 to 1950.
Monday, January 11, 2021
Ten years have already passed since the 2011 Project. Whenever I look back at those 365 pieces, I always notice the seeds of what would be future work that I have been working on since then.
Before San Francisco went into pandemic lockdown, my last museum visited was to the Asian Art Museum. A few months later I was inspired by a video they posted. I started painting books for my Chaekgeori-inspired series. This latest one (see below), completed as the new year began, even has a 4x4 inch piece I did for the 2011 Project. It is tucked right behind the remote control. That piece was inspired by a visit to the Asian Art Museum back in 2011.