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Work in progress and rough cuts, a window into my process.

 

Ingredients of a Subway Car - p1 Ent - Performance and Installation with Pen and Ink Drawings

 

 

Ingredients of a Subway Car – Performance Art and Installation

 

Ingredients of a Subway Car Installation in the Subway

More photographs and videos of the installation: http://mirenarhee.com/installations/default.html.
Created with pen and ink drawings in the Hudson Yards subway station.

Based on the Hands Chart II drawing:
http://mirenarhee.com/drawings/mirena-rhee-hands-chart-pen-and-ink-drawing.jpg



Humpty-Dumpty real-time interactive simulation with pen and ink drawings

More screenshots and videos of the simulation: http://mirenarhee.com/pdanimated/mirena-rhee-pen-ink-drawings-interactive-simulation.html. Developed with Unity, I also created the soundscape which is simulated in real-time as well.

 


Drawing of Automatic States

Automatic States - drawing: http://mirenarhee.com/pdrawings/mirena_rhee-drawing-automatic-states.html




Ingredients for a surrealist pie

Making the Hands Chart II drawing: http://mirenarhee.com/drawings/mirena-rhee-hands-chart-pen-and-ink-drawing.jpg



Invented Mythology with Vader, pen and ink drawing on paper

 

Invented Mythology http://mirenarhee.com/drawings/invented-mythologies-iii-pen-and-ink-drawing-vader-platonic-solid.jpg

 



Invented Mythologies with Vader, pen and ink drawing on paper

 



States and Solids, pen and ink drawing on paper

 

 


Automatic States, pen and ink drawing on paper - a few more hands

 

 

 

Dreams







A swarm of peculiar characters on a large tapestry of dreams. Dreams was a dreamlike drawing and was produced in a dream like manner.
Dreams, 31 x 32 inches, pen and ink on hot pressed board, 2010.

 

Rough cut: The beginning of Open States



The beginning of a drawing dealing with the disaster in Japan in March 2011. I called the drawing Open States and it is about my visions of destruction and opened up tectonic plates. The drawing was prompted by my dream about an earthquake, a dream I had about 48 hours before the earthquake in Japan struck.

 

Hand Painted oceand and fruit - animated collage of pen and ink drawings



Intent sometimes takes years to grow - you have a vision in your head but it may take years for it to become optically evident. In the commercial world intent is focused on a product but in art, luckily, intent grows together with the artist realizing that intent. There is a flow to this process, an easy state.

This is a piece about a queue of vague thoughts, gestures, earlier work and some paintings at the Rubin museum of art in New York. It is also about conversations and acts of confession from other artists. Whenever I draw or work on my computer I mostly watch hands theater, it is an endless act of creation and an act of war.

The drawings in the video are earlier versions and a work in progres. It took about 10 years from the initial idea to the making of the last piece.

 

 

Drawing the line

 

Working line by line is a meditative process. Every line grows the work and the artist a little. The next line drawn is not always the most perfect but, cumulatively, the craftsmanship develops and the connection with the work increases.

These are the tools I use to work on all of my drawings - a simple dip pen, ink and paper.

 

 

Preparing oil canvases

 

I stretch my own canvas, size it with rabbit skin glue and then prime it with several thin coats of lead oil ground.