Pen on paper
22.9 x 30.5 cm (9 x 12 inches)
Hye Ryung Na presents a dense overlay of two texts, one in her native Korean and the other English. This obscurifurcation reflects a nervous affiliation with past trauma. As a survivor, her overlord is the specter of that experience, which she struggles to wipe out as finely rendered bands in an all-over treatment of the picture plane. The end result becomes a vibrant testament, schematically colored like a striped flag, but textured like a knitted sweater and signed with one last tear drop creating a smudge in the lower right hand corner.