Checked out Option Art at SOFA 2016 yet?! Today is the last day to do so, and come face-to-face with my visual diary, “100,” from the exhibition, Mythology, debuting at the Expo. Better hurry!

Andrew Ooi, 100, 2016 | 20 x 20 x 1.5 inches, 51 x 51 x 4 cm | Gampi, acrylic, ink, string, Ph Neutral glue, graphite, crayon, pastel

From my artist statement:

Created and assembled chronologically over a hundred days, “100” is organized as a paragraph: starting from the upper left-hand corner to the upper right-hand corner, wrapping back to the left, moving toward the right, and so on.

Every day, a “unit” or “square” (one of a hundred in the artwork) was formed by hand -cutting, -colouring, -folding, and -fitting many pieces of paper to visually document an expressed “thought.” The specific materials employed–paints, inks; colour, design, &c.–provided the “character” and dimension for each, individual thought: physically and figuratively.

Although thoughts vary, there exist a number of similarities. Patterns, or other “orders,” are visible when the emotion, that is, the work, is seen in its entirety. Any “story” visible from the combination of thoughts and forms is the “mythology” of seeking relationships among thoughts, conceptually.

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