""Your work seems effortless even though it's hewn from metal, light as music, flowing...a joy to behold." "
The Blake School
The tunnel linking the Hopkins Lower School to the Middle School is undergoing a colorful transformation thanks to art teacher Seexeng Lee and a group of Blake student-artists. Look for more on this project in the months to come! (Video by Nadia Lee) [read more]
Post on: June 8, 2015 9:56:00 AM
8" x 10"x14", sculptural materials, spray paint with 12kt white gold leaf highlights 2009. I was compelled to create this piece due to these comments made by 2 of my fellow Hmong in You Tube on one of my video of a Qeej player-playing the Qeej in a more traditional manner: "I think this movement is great. If u can do this at funeral homes allot of people will praise u on your technique. Especially the OG's who are there watching."
"HAHAHH OG Qeej Movement STYLE hahaah!"
I strongly believe that change is necessary for anything to remain viable, but changes that detract itself from its origin, linage and or made of no substance are meaningless.
July 1st and 3rd, 2010. There is no denying the fact that I along with many of my fellow Hmong mourn the loss of a courageous and resilient warrior who at times has shown to all of us that he too is subject to human frailties. His death represents an end of an era for Hmong in America. There will be no other like General Vang Pao. His courage in battle will be missed; his legacy of the war years will be honored by his compatriots and his time in Laos and in America will be studied by scholars and long remembered.