…with my Archaic series… I have been attempting to incorporate a sense of time as a visual element.
"When I was still involved with Heart and its Myths series, I had a chance to visit Rome and fell in love with it’s old architectural ruins. Visual and structural contents of ruins had all the elements that I was seeking with my Archaic series.
I have been attempting to incorporate a sense of time as a visual element. The first group of my works was inspired by various ruins of old civilizations that I visited and by shards of archaic pieces that I saw at various museums. I distort classical forms from the past historical periods and make pieces in which the old and the new coexist. It is achieved by making sequential pieces representing different times or a single piece with one side that looks deteriorated and the other side that looks new. Sometimes sequential shadows are added to suggest the different time of the day."
The Archaic series was created between 1991 and 1996.