Friday, March 16, 2007

Calendar Series: 52nd Month / Speaking Without Words About Holy Contradictions (1989)

While painting this image, I was approaching my 40th birthday. Toward the bottom of the image are numbers which represent the years I had lived up to that point. I painted a number and then tried to remember something about that year before I went on to the next number. While I was working on this painting, the Tiananmen Square Massacre occurred. I was born the day the People's Republic of China was born. I began to think about all the people who had been silenced during my lifetime and throughout history but who had found ways to speak without words.

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