Horror Fables draws from ancient Asian ghost tales, Buddhist hell scrolls, bestiaries, Hong Kong vampire films and supernatural anecdotes from my family, in order to satirize the disturbing climate of fear in contemporary culture. Featuring Ming Dynasty-inspired scroll paintings, the project emphasizes the disjunction between how fear is administered in folklore to encourage morality versus its deployment in modern society, where a pervasive climate of terror is used to further political and economic interests. The inclusion of familial accounts injects an element of the ‘real’ and personal into this surreal milieu.

Horror Fables installed at MAI

  Tengu's World, 2009, 25" x 74",  ink and paint pigment on mulberry paper

  Forest Romp, 2009, 38" x 125", ink and paint pigment on mulberry paper

  Dead Sea, 2009, 38" x 125", ink and paint pigment on mulberry paper

Mount Abundance and the TipToe People #1, 2010, 75" x 38", ink and paint pigment on mulberry paper

Mount Abundance and the TipToe People #1, 2010, 75" x 38", ink and paint pigment on mulberry paper

Mount Abundance and the TipToe People #2, 2010, 75" x 38", ink and paint pigment on mulberry paper

Mount Abundance and the TipToe People #2, 2010, 75" x 38", ink and paint pigment on mulberry paper

Celestials of Gold Mountain, 2010, 48" x 48", acrylic on canvas

Storm God, 2008, 25" x 18.5", ink and paint pigments on mulberry paper

Storm God2008, 25" x 18.5", ink and paint pigments on mulberry paper

Judgement at Sanzu River, 2008, 18.5" x 25", ink and paint pigments on mulberry paper

Judgement at Sanzu River2008, 18.5" x 25", ink and paint pigments on mulberry paper

Silver Tree, 2008, 18.5" x 25", ink and paint pigments on mulberry paper

Silver Tree2008, 18.5" x 25", ink and paint pigments on mulberry paper

Gangshi Creek, 2008, 18.5" x 25", ink and paint pigments on mulberry paper

Cumulus Dark, 2008, 18.5" x 25", ink and paint pigments on mulberry paper

Horror Fables at CUAG

Horror Fables at CUAG

Horror Fables installed at MAI