Artist

Why children of the 50’s?   Because I was a child of the 50’s.  This is my story, and these are my memories.

Born in Shanghai, I emigrated with my parents first to Vancouver, Canada and then, in 1953, to Pacific Grove, California. I was in grade school then and already fascinated with the American way of .....

Why children of the 50’s?   Because I was a child of the 50’s.  This is my story, and these are my memories.

Born in Shanghai, I emigrated with my parents first to Vancouver, Canada and then, in 1953, to Pacific Grove, California. I was in grade school then and already fascinated with the American way of life, especially the American way of dressing. I desperately wanted to wear American clothes so that I might assimilate as soon as possible.

My mother still wore her Cheongsam, the traditional slim fitting dress with a mandarin collar, while I began to dress American, happily sporting my new starched poufy dresses with layers of crinolines. All around me were boys and girls dressed as kids did in America in the 1950s and I wanted to be one of them. This was an important period in my life, and I fondly remember what everyone wore.

An American sculptor of Chinese descent, I am inspired by the art of ancient China and Japan.

With Asian features and formal poses, my figures are always elaborately clothed in garments replete with Asian patterns and motifs. The style and color of the clothing has been greatly influenced by my previous career as a fashion designer. The “textile-like” surfaces of my work are purposely distressed or “antiqued”.

My use of glass components for the hands, feet and heads of my figures imbues them with an almost intangible quality. Together, these elements give the sculptures a haunting look, mirroring the paintings and sculptures of ancient China and Japan.

All my pieces are now extravagantly embellished with semi-precious stones and crystals. This reflects the opulence and pageantry of court life in ancient Asia.  Even the Samurai warrior wears the most resplendent armor covered with an overwhelming number of garnets and moonstones. The use of these semi precious stones is a new direction in my art, one which I intend to develop further.

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Glass Art Fair!

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The artists in this exhibition are sharing their work from around the world.