It’s a fascinating and successful experiment that pushes the boundaries between the two artistic mediums.
The ten small canvas series is titled ‘The Road Home is Faraway’ and all prints are part of a nighttime journey from Hue to Hanoi which could be by train, car or motorbike, depending on the angle you wish to take in your mind. For Son it was actually lying on a sleeper bed in a bus heading home from a trip toHue to visit a friend. My angle is a sleepless time on a bus that is hurtling along Highway 1 in the wee small hours. It brings back lots of old memories of those long ago years when I determined to visit every Vietnamese province using public transport (bus or train) and succeeded. and succumbed to landscapes and people.
All are landscapes in motion, landscapes that flash by in a blur. They are presented as box framed glimpses and work really well both individually and as a series. Beautiful to slowly wander past and fascinating to take in individually.
They’re the type of art work you’d hang in a special place and spend lots of time with.