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Circling Identity

Illustration: 200X200*50, Fine-tip Pen on Cotton Paper

I’m dreaming of an unwavering me.

Building on concepts from my earlier series The Numbers, this work is an extension of
hand illustration as ritual and a deeper exploration of personal identity in relation to
Buddhist philosophy. This ongoing series currently includes 50 pieces. Once an undetermined
number of illustrations are created, I intend to leave the entire set to deteriorate in the rain.
Revisiting symbolic meanings of the circle as destructive and sublime, this series was influenced
by the Taegeuk yin-yang symbol and by the ephemeral nature of Tibetan sand mandalas.