Catherine Lecce-Chong

San Francisco Bay Wisdom Log

Lighting

Candlelight

Medium

Acrylic mixed media

Representation

Knives & Ships

Red Blades Float through the Unconscious Body, shown

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Artwork

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White Blades Slide through the Sapphire Body
Large White Knife Slices through the Silent Midnight Body
Two Curved Blades Divide the Deep Treasure Body
Sword Pierces the Heart Body
Orange Blade Scores the Memory Body
Red Knife Cuts through the Foggy Body
Orange Knife Shatters the Ruby Body
White Blade Floats on the Bluish Body

Artist’s Statement

San Francisco Bay Wisdom Log

This series was based on my daily view of the bay and the large ships that sailed by me. The triangle shape of the boats remind of knife blades. Knives are not a negative image for me as they are the symbol of wisdom in Buddhism. The knife is used to cut away ignorance. Making art is another tool for gaining truth about oneself. Making art is not for the faint of heart.

The bay is the body in the titles of these constructions.

These tactile and collaged paintings are on 8″ x 10″ thick paper or wooden panels. Sometimes I write the names of the ships in the paintings.

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San Francisco Bay Wisdom Log

White Blades Slide through the Sapphire Body

8″ x 10” Acrylic mixed media

White Blades Slide through the Sapphire Body

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San Francisco Bay Wisdom Log

Large White Knife Slices through the Silent Midnight Body

8” x 10” Acrylic mixed media

Large White Knife Slices through the Silent Midnight Body

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San Francisco Bay Wisdom Log

Two Curved Blades Divide the Deep Treasure Body

8” x 10” acrylic mixed media, ink, and digital painting

Two Curved Blades Divide the Deep Treasure Body

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San Francisco Bay Wisdom Log

Sword Pierces the Heart Body

8” x 10” acrylic mixed media

Sword Pierces the Heart Body

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San Francisco Bay Wisdom Log

Orange Blade Scores the Memory Body

8” x 10” acrylic mixed media and digital painting

Orange Blade Scores the Memory Body

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San Francisco Bay Wisdom Log

Red Knife Cuts through the Foggy Body

8” x 10” watercolor

Red Knife Cuts through the Foggy Body

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San Francisco Bay Wisdom Log

Orange Knife Shatters the Ruby Body

8” x 10” watercolor and digital painting

Orange Knife Shatters the Ruby Body

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San Francisco Bay Wisdom Log

White Blade Floats on the Bluish Body

8”x10” watercolor and acrylic

White Blade Floats on the Bluish Body

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Artist

Catherine Lecce-Chong

In the blink of an eye, in 2018, my life and art changed; I lost much of my vision. Decades of classical western painting or traditional Asian painting and calligraphy, would fade away…  But not the passion or the essential drive to create.

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