From the Artist:
"Cultural Exchange" The print produced at the [Brandywine] Workshop, was my first experience with the offset lithographic process. India ink and pencil were used on five separate mylars to make up the print of five colors. The title of the print, Cultural Exchange, was inspired by a group of paintings which I utilized images of diamonds and eyes (in many forms) represent multiculturalism. Through my research of universal images, the diamond is a universal symbol of luminous being, light, brilliance, and life. Eyes are the stars, eyes of the night, knowledge, intelligence of the spirit, then the process of seeing represents a spiritual act and symbolizes understanding. Symbolism is not only international, it also stretches over the ages; it has the virtue of containing within a few conventional lines the thought of the ages and the dreams of the race. It kindles our imagination and leads us to realms of wordless thought (Lin Yu-tang).
New York-based artist Helen Oji was born in Sacramento, California. She earned a BA and MA in Art from California State University in Sacramento. She has exhibited her paintings, works on paper and prints in numerous national and international exh...Read More ⟶