163 Pedestrians (Tread) - DETAIL 130x22 inchesInk on paper

163 Pedestrians (Tread) – DETAIL 1
30×22 inches
Ink on paper

I’ve been working on my Pedestrian Series since I moved from Taiwan to California in late 2011. So far all the pieces are ink on paper. I like scribbling out rough-looking figures and arranging them in neat grids, something like the looser styles of Chinese calligraphy. In my earlier works from the series, I lined the figures up in a very straightforward manner. Every figure in a piece took up the same amount of space, and they were placed in simple columns and rows.

Above and below are details from my latest piece in the series, 163 Pedestrians (Tread). The full piece can be viewed here. Recently I’ve been toying with patterns, and I came up with the layout of Tread while thinking about basic weave patterns. I like the way the picture plane looks three-dimensional from different angles.

163 Pedestrians (Tread) - DETAIL 2

163 Pedestrians (Tread) – DETAIL 2

163 Pedestrians (Tread) - DETAIL 3

163 Pedestrians (Tread) – DETAIL 3

163 Pedestrians (Tread) - DETAIL 4

163 Pedestrians (Tread) – DETAIL 4

Once I get a few more images of my newer work ready, I’ll compare the different patterns I’ve been experimenting with.