Hye-Ja Moon’s Art of Drawing –Rainbow Pattern
*As it is drawn with one brushstroke, the rainbow pattern looks tilted slightly but highlights the level of tension, which is one of the significant objects in my work. In the winter 2008, the rainbow image coming to mind has become a decorative element in my paintings regardless of the feeling.
*In the summer 2009, the rainbow that was seen in the twinkling in the midst of Niagara Falls where I visited during the journey of Canada has been imbedded in my memory as superb scenic beauty. The rainbow emerging from Niagara Falls blurred and was sometimes disconnected due to the pouring drops of water. In spite of such a plain companion with giant falls, it came so natural to me. I closed my eyes and enjoyed such feelings for some time.
*Then, one gloomy day I came across a rainbow behind the wheel returning home turning me melancholy into delight.
*The rainbows, offering me the experiences of feelings of wonder and delight as I mentioned above, have been allocated in a niche on the canvas for spatial construction, or for harmonizing with colors of other parts of the canvas. As a result, I am now confident of using the term of Rainbow Pattern. Because of its immanent property, rainbow pattern is harmonious with almost every color and sure to look good with any other images. As my paintings visualize music, romantic rainbow patterns would be a substantial object. Such a scenic beauty is usually sudden on and off in nature. However, I’d like to make the feeling last long by placing the patterns in spaces on a canvas. The seven colors are independent each other, but they look wonderful in rainbow. Also, I take an advantage of rainbow pattern in order to apportion equally the composition of a picture.
*I paint rainbow colors to be indistinctive by using harsh brush strokes and niche technique, which is intended to weaken the strong image of rainbow. Someone might say, “my paintings are not meticulous.”
*Artist Hye-ja Moon, 18 November, 2011