Kay H. Lin :: artist statement
Reading a painting just like a poem.
I create a picture with a poem’s feeling.
I paint a picture just like composing a poem.
With only few words, it flows.
Through Logic (1992 – 1994)
Through Distance (1995 –
The logic of the painting creates my
space and distance. Through the
distance, think much more and live more simply.
In the air, high and low, look up and
facing down, and when the mountain, water, sky all meet the end,
that remains . . .
The relationship between two things:
crossing, contrasting or against, but depending on each other and finding
Starry Night (2000)
Look at the time passing by in the
universe. Thinking of Van
Gogh’s struggle and sadness. And the feeling of being an immigrant
far away from home . . .
Like Flower Like Butterfly (2001)
Flower is not a
Mist is not the
Come in the
middle of night
Leave in the
early morning dawn
Just like a
spring wind – comes not often
Just like early
morning clouds – hard to find
Through Horizon, Sing Forever
(2002 – 2003)
I drag myself inside Baroque music. Hide myself, dancing, screaming, with
the high and strong tone of the music that could suddenly break
down. I am buried myself into the
jumping notes. And finally, I see
the beauty and find a peaceful, quiet color that I can paint on, with fresh
calm air that I can breathe deeply.
Through the horizon’s edge, for my creation; it is just a piece of feeling . . .
Path Through (2004 – 2005)
I follow the path. I see the line of
A line that divides and also
life, I am deconstructing myself here and in between.
In Between (2006)
There is a flower that blooms during the
day and dies in the night.
There is a mountain over there after a
hundred years and still.
There is the light, the space that
creates my abstract painting
with the moment that I am blossoming like
a flower, but I am ready
to die, or maybe I will be here like a
mountain, forever and still.
In the day, seeing hundreds sparkling
motes through a ray of light.
Just like seeing hundreds twinkling stars
in the night and even closer.
Unlike the stars that live far up in the
they are in the air although I could not
hold them tight.
But the beauty of their shining still
creates my painting with
the moment of imagining dreams and making
wishes down here. To Believe.
Live Music Drawing (2008)
that create the music
Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet
colors that create the light
Let the rainbow be my color; let the music be my stroke
Carry that voice through the
sunlight into the sky; until the rest of heaven
Life, Live and Survive
Endless 無言盡 (2009)
Engaging in too much to drop
for our life, live and survive
with endless word.
endless 無言盡 No. 1
endless 霧非霧 No. 4
endless 花非花 No. 5
endless 無言盡 No. 6
endless 松 No. 7
endless 梅 No. 8
Lost Horizon 桃花源 (2009)
Lost Horizon 桃花源 No. 1
Lost Horizon 桃花源 No. 2
Lost Horizon 桃花源 No. 3
Lost Horizon 桃花源 No. 4-7
春風迎, 夏日情, 秋葉懷, 冬雪心.
Spring breeze, Summer love, Fall leaf thoughts, Snowing mind.
Spring alive, Summer grow, Autumn gain, Winter hide.
Idyll 詩情畫意 (2010)
Idyll 詩情畫意 No. 5
Idyll 詩情畫意 No. 6
Idyll 詩情畫意 No. 7
Idyll 詩情畫意 No. 8
Idyll 詩情畫意 No. 9
Idyll 詩情畫意 No. 10