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Paintings by Mirang Wonne

May 24th, 2008

Mirang Wonne - paintings

left: Diptych “Life-f”, 98" x 48"
Acrylic, charcoal, pastel, oil and mixed on panel

top right: Series “Winterreise”- c, 32" x 24"
Mixed medium on panel

bottom right: “Light, mist & whisper”- a, 48" x 72"
Oil, resin, acrylic, pastel, charcoal & mixed medium on panel

Mirang Wonne was the first artist we wanted to see from the San Francisco Open Studios weekend at Hunters Point Shipyard. Her facility for line work attracted us to her garden of bare trees and ancient flowers.

Following is a quote from Mirang’s artist statement:
“This is the image of the “life” I see. To me, life seems like just a short dream or a never-ending illusion. I try to depict this through my art. Sometimes life is so beautiful that it blinds my eyes. I see extraordinary energy around me. Then at one blink of an eye, whole pictures disappear into abstract blankness. I can no longer see the petals, colors and sunshine. All I see is emptiness and a memory of what was once there. I see the instantaneousness of life.”

“Oh, life: A mighty mystery and constant misery… but then, why are you so beautiful?”
– By Mirang Wonne

Visit Mirang Wonne’s Web site at www.mirangwonne.com