Dots: The Tale of Unity
I use the ceremony and ritual of tea, along with the meticulous technique of pointillism, to craft visual stories about the interconnectedness of individuals and a unity that transcends boundaries and borders.
Placing a tea bag on paper creates an unpredictable stain, a poetic reminder of life's aspects we cannot choose. Just as we cannot control the forms these stains take, we cannot choose our race or ethnicity. Unfortunately, these traits have been used to unfairly treat people differently. Through my art, I aim to prompt contemplation on the arbitrary divisions that separate us and advocate for a world where unity and equality prevail.
While a single dot may seem insignificant, when combined with others, it forms an intricate and meaningful vision. In "Dots," birds emerge as the eyes of my painted figures, challenging our perceptions, signifying freedom of the soul, and asking us to contemplate the deeper essence that connects all human beings. What happens when we, like dots, come together as a larger whole?
“Dots: The Tale of Unity” delves into the universal aspects that bind us as human beings, celebrating unity, diversity, the intrinsic value of every person, and the power of collective action.