The Fantasy of Jazz(Artis Spectrum-Volume II, 2003)
Hye-Ja Moon's work is primarily focused on translating the experience of Jazz music onto the visual plane. The flowing, organic compositions she creates are then meant to mirror Jazz's open, improvisational nature. Many of the forms she utilizes are repeated and reappear in different roles and in different colors in many of her pieces. Ladders trumpets, clouds, curled or flowing streams of what looks to be papers twisted knots that at times resemble vegetation and at others a length of rope; all of these overlap in various combinations much like instruments in a jazz ensemble. The limitless potential of these combinations also holds the suggesion of dance as each of her works conveys a definete sense of rhythmic movement. This quality places Moon's work within the frame of the tradition of abstraction, from Kandinsky to Pollock, whose masters saw their color combinations as representingeverything from music, to light, to spiritual states and consciousness itself.