MFA Member and Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan has a show up now at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Her solo show features colorful Korean style paintings reflecting both the natural world she grew up in and the urban one she finds herself in now. Hogan reflects on her time growing up on a farm and the natural world that she saw every day.
“My memories of the farmland, ever so important to the strength of the people remain vivid to me. Having moved to the Maryland area 22 years ago, the land and water around me still form a bond of past to present with daily landscapes reminiscent of past memories.”
“Representing the strength and historical tradition of the Korean culture, I find Hanji paper to be the most resilient and best accepting of Sumi ink. Sumi ink and Hanji paper are definite Korean traditions as the layers of translucent ink on the textured Hanji paper build stories of life and culture. Many of my works combine the traditions with my present Annapolis landscapes.”
After my husband got cancer, I began to use more colors and lines. I have a childhood memory of my mother and grandmother making silk fabrics, each strand swaying with the breeze.