|Title: “WONG YU ” (Meaning "forgetting worries" in Chinese, and pronounced wong you)
Size: 36” W x 18” H (unframed)
I have always pondered my love and fascination with Asiatic day lilies and never met one I did not want to paint. In Chinese history I knew the flowers were worn by many expectant mothers in hopes for the birth of a boy where the flower was called "I Nan". But then I read another translation that called the flower "Wong Yu" or forgetting worries. I am so blessed to have a beautiful son, no doubt the lilies had something to do with it and now I just take pleasure gazing at them and then painting them with not a worry or a care in the world. Namaste.
Acrylic, metallic and fluorescent paints, veiled in hand-made Japanese rice lace infused with melted beeswax and acrylic polymers, with insets of contemporary hand-painted Chinese silk, bordered with painted and bronzed Japanese oil cloth, adorned with a early 1800s rare Chinese cash coin used for warding off troubles, affixed with religious wax collected from Buddhist monasteries, all mounted onto wooden museum panel.