The Circle Theory

Lilies in Gold

Meditating & Other

Tuesday, September 21, 2021


                                            
                                             The Circle Theory- the Project Sixes & Sixties #14, 2021

                                                                Dimensions: 192 ins. (w) x 48 ins. (h)


Notes on “ The Circle Theory-the Project Sixes & Sixties #14”:

Abstract art:

Abstract art, to my observation and understanding, is often presented in lines (straight or curved”, in geometric patterns (squares or circles), as well as in patches of colors, thus, to display the world around us, and to express the artists themselves.



                                           
                                             The Circle Theory- the Project Sixes & Sixties #13, 2021

                                                             Dimensions: 144 ins. (w) x 48 ins. (h)


Notes on “ The Circle Theory-the Project Sixes & Sixties #13”:

Kaleidoscope:

I have no recollection about the toys I played in my childhood, maybe I didn't have any, except one small kaleidoscope, it's about 4 inches long, made out of hardboard paper. It was a magical sensational feeling to make every turn of it! Every image was sparkling and the patterns were endless changed. I was amazed!



                                        
                                              The Circle Theory- the Project Sixes & Sixties #12, 2021

                                                                 Dimensions: 192 ins. (w) x 48 ins. (h)


Notes on “The Circle Theory-the Project Sixes & Sixties #12:

Invisible:

Things are often invisible to many people, because of distance, because of lack of knowledge, because of hidden, or because of mind blindness. If one is willing to get closer, if one is willing to know, if one is willing to unveil, and if one is willing to open his mind, then the true image will be visible.




                                               The Circle Theory- the Project Sixes & Sixties #11, 2021

                                                                Dimensions: 144 ins. (w) x 48 ins. (h)


Notes on “The Circle Theory- the Project Sixes & Sixties #11”:

About 25 some years ago, I took my son to visit my father in Shanghai. The very next morning I remembered it was the Lantern Festival in China and everyone would eat some sweet sticky rice balls, usually filled with sesame paste or red bean paste. The sweet sticky rice balls resample the family reunion, so my father cooked some and we sat down around the table. My father first scooped a couple of the sweet sticky rice balls into my son's small bowl, I said to him that children grew up in America don't like to eat those. My father went to silence. Right away, I felt I made a mistake! It wasn't about food, it's about reunion, and that, my father had been long for! And how senseless I was!

Since then, every time I eat sweet sticky rice balls, I remember the scene with my father that morning. So this group of paintings is to dedicate to my father, to those who loved me, and to those I love. A feeling of love from someone and to someone is the best way of reunion!



Saturday, June 12, 2021


 

                                                                    The Circle Theory #10-1, 2021

                                                                 Dimensions: 36 ins. (w) x 24 ins. (h)


 

                                                                    The Circle Theory #10-2, 2021

                                                                 Dimensions: 36 ins. (w) x 24 ins. (h)


                                                                    The Circle Theory #5-1, 2020

                                                               Dimensions: 32 ins. (w) x 24 ins. (h)
 


 

                                                                     The Circle Theory #5-2, 2020

                                                                 Dimensions: 32 ins. (w) x 24 ins. (h)


 

                                                                    The Circle Theory #5-3, 2020

                                                                Dimensions: 32 ins. (w) x 24 ins. (h)


 

                                                                     The Circle Theory #1-2, 2020  

                                                                  Dimensions: 32 ins. (w) x 24 ins (h)


                                                             
                                                                   The Circle Theory #1-1, 2020
                                                               Dimensions: 32 ins. (w) x 24 ins. (h)

                                                


                                           
                                              The Circle Theory - the Project Sixes & Sixties #9, 2021

                                                               Dimensions: 144 ins. (w) x 48 ins. (h)


Notes on “The Circle Theory – the Project Sixes & Sixties #9” :

Cells:

Cells are invisible to the human's naked eyes and they are extremely fragile, constantly die and reborn... Yet, they are living, countless within all the beings on earth, tenaciously!


Tuesday, May 18, 2021


                                                                   
                                                                   The Circle Theory #12-2, 2021

                                                                 Dimensions: 16 ins. (w) x 20 ins. (h) 


                                                                     
                                                                     The Circle Theory #12-1, 2021

                                                                  Dimensions: 16 ins. (w) x 20 ins. (h)


                                                                                            
                                                                  The Circle Theory #11-2, 2021

                                                               Dimensions: 24 ins. (w) x 18 ins. (h)


                                                                  
                                                                  The Circle Theory #11-1, 2021

                                                               Dimensions: 30 ins. (w) x 24 ins. (h)


                                                                    
                                                                    The Circle Theory #8-3, 2021

                                                                Dimensions: 24 ins. (w) x 32 ins. (h)


                                                                    
                                                                     The Circle Theory #8-2, 2021

                                                                 Dimensions: 32 ins. (w) x 24 ins. (h)


                                                                 
                                                                 The Circle Theory #7-2, 2021

                                                             Dimensions: 36 ins. (w) x 24 ins. (h)


                                                                 
                                                                The Circle Theory #7-1, 2021

                                                             Dimensions: 44 ins. (w) x 30 ins. (h)


                                                                  
                                                                   The Circle Theory #3-2, 2020

                                                               Dimensions: 32 ins. (w) x 24 ins. (h)


                                                                   
                                                                   The Circle Theory #3-1, 2020

                                                                Dimensions: 32 ins. (w) x 24 ins. (h)



                                                                
                                                                 The Circle Theory #2-2, 2020

                                                             Dimensions: 48 ins. (w) x 36 ins. (h)


                                                                
                                                                The Circle Theory #2-1, 2020

                                                             Dimensions: 48 ins. (w) x 36 ins. (h)


                                           
                                          The Circle Theory - the Project Sixes & Sixties #10, 2021

                                                           Dimensions: 192 ins. (w) x 48 ins. (h)


Notes “The Circle Theory – the Project Sixes & Sixties #10” :

Rule of Balance:

Rule of Balance is one of the universal laws, and it applies in the natural world, in the human society, and in us as individuals. 


                                              
                                            The Circle Theory - the Project Sixes & Sixties # 8, 2021

                                                                Dimensions: 192 ins. (w) x 48 ins. (h)


Notes on “ The Circle Theory- the project sixes & sixties #8”:

Wheel:

How extraordinary that a single invention, created by our ancestors thousands years ago, has been pushing us forward endlessly, tirelessly! So we, as a human being, can be escaped from the darkness, from the narrowness to a broad bright horizon!


                                     
                                             
                                               The Circle Theory - the Project Sixes & Sixties #7, 2021

                                                                Dimensions: 192 ins. (w) x 48 ins. (h)
 

Notes on “The Circle Theory - the project sixes & sixties #7”:

Elements, through countless process and re-process, through enormous pressure, even through violent collisions and, through infinite time, become extraordinary substances.



The Circle Theory - the Project Sixes & Sixties #6, 2021
Dimensions: 192 ins. (w) x 48 ins. (h)

Notes 0n “ The Circle Theory- the project sixes & sixties #6”:

vision:

the broader vision, the more to see, even to the unseen;

the more to see, the more to learn, even to the unknown;

the more to learn, the more to understand, even to the incomprehensible;

the more to understand, the more to create, even to the unthinkable.


How wide one's vision would significantly effects his view to the world around him. So,

the more one is to see,

the more one is to learn;

the more one is to learn,

the more one is to understand;

the more one is to understand,

the more one is to be a round one.

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021


                                               
                                               The Circle Theory - the project sixes & sixties #5, 2020
                                                                    Dimensions: 144 ins. x 48 ins. 


Notes on “The Circle Theory - The Project Sixes & Sixties #5”:

From landing on the moon, how great human beings could be! They could accomplish anything they could think of and they could dream of!

But, at the same time, how unfortunate, how sad they have been! They could also do great destruction to their own creation and to their own fellow human beings!



                                                 
                                       The Circle Theory-the project sixes & sixties #4, 2020
                                                                Dimensions: 192 ins. x 48 ins. 


Notes on “ The Circle Theory – the Project Sixes & Sixties #4:

Fullness vs. Emptiness:

To pursue fullness is to desire for more of a material, physical life.

To pursue emptiness is to long for a selfless, spiritual life.



                                               
                                        The Circle Theory-the project sixes & sixties #3, 2020
                                                           Dimensions: 144 ins. x 48 ins.


Notes on “The Circle Theory – the Project Sixes & Sixties #3”:

Drawing circles is very much like practicing Yoga, very much like meditating. Drawing circles requires total calmness, high concentration and firm confidence. Before starting to draw, one needs to inhale fully, exhale slowly while moving a brush, and one needs to exchange another breath after completing a circle. Otherwise, any brush's pausing, hesitating or shaking all can be traced.




The Circle Theory-the project sixes & sixties #2, 2020
                                                    
    Dimensions: 192 ins. x 48 in.   

 

Notes on “The Circle Theory - the project sixes & sixties, #2”:

Circles may looked similar in their physical feature. But, each of them is different, from the colors and their combination to the strokes of the brush.

Each of them has its own distinguished character. Thus, giving the same value to each of them is to respect its individuality.

A circle is to embrace, rather than to enclose.

 

                                                                                                                      



                                                
                                              The Circle Theory-the project sixes & sixties #1, 2020
                                                                  Dimensions: 192 ins. x 48 ins. 


Notes on the work titled “The Circle Theory –the Project Sixes & Sixties #1” :

No matter what size of a circle, π = circumference/diameter = 3.14 is the ultimate principle, and it will never change. This is the Law of the Nature.

The earliest person who determined the value of π is Archimedes, an ancient Greek mathematician and a scientist. When he died, 212 BC, in Syracuse, Italy, he was surrounded by his circles. I have the greatest respect for his dedication.




                                                                   
                                                                      The Circle Theory #6-2, 2020
                                                                         Dimension: 24 ins. x 32 ins. 



Saturday, January 9, 2021

 



The Circle Theory #6-3, 2020
                                                                      Dimension: 24 ins. x 32 ins.                                                                                                                                                             

Saturday, December 1, 2018




Lilies in Gold (series 14, #1), 2018
Dimension: 24ins. x 15ins.





Lilies in Gold (series 14, #2), 2018
Dimension: 24ins. x 15ins.





Lilies in Gold (series 14, #3), 2018
Dimension: 24ins. x 15ins.





Lilies in Gold (series 13, #1), 2018
Dimension: 32ins. x 24ins.





Lilies in Gold (series 13, #2), 2018
Dimension: 32ins. x 24ins.





Lilies in Gold (series 13, #3), 2018
Dimension: 32ins. x 24ins.





Lilies in Gold (series 12, #1), 2018
Dimension: 20ins. x 15ins.





Lilies in Gold (series 12, #3), 2018
Dimension: 20ins. x 15ins.




Lilies in Gold (series 12, #3), 2018
Dimension: 20ins. x 15ins.




Lilies in Gold (series 11, #1), 2018
Dimension: 30ins. x 18ins.




Lilies in Gold (series 11, #2), 2018
Dimension: 30ins. x 18ins.




Lilies in Gold (series 11, #3), 2018
Dimension: 30ins. x 18ins.




Reflection & Illusion, (series 3, #1), 2018
Dimension: 20ins.x 15ins.




Reflection & Illusion, (series 3, #2), 2018
Dimension: 20ins.x 15ins.




Reflection & Illusion, (series 3, #3), 2018
Dimension: 20ins.x 15ins.