To Cui Hao
       
     
To Li Bai
       
     
"To Zheng Banqiao"
       
     
For Meng Haoren
       
     
To Cui Hao
       
     
To Cui Hao

Using drawing as a method of exploration, I translated five classic Chinese poems to place them in a contemporary context. Treating each character in a poem as an individual word, I generated a list of vocabulary words that I used to "correspond" with the multiple, pre-existing translations of these poems. Shown here are the translation drawings. First publishing rights: Drunken Boat

The final translations can be read at Drunken Boat.  

"Correspondence from The Yellow Crane Tower" 2014

ink on paper, 7.5" x 10"; set of four

To Li Bai
       
     
To Li Bai

"Correspondence from The Yellow Crane Tower" 2014

ink on paper, 7.5" x 10"; set of four

First publishing rights: Drunken Boat

"To Zheng Banqiao"
       
     
"To Zheng Banqiao"

"Correspondence from The Yellow Crane Tower" 2014

ink on paper, 7.5" x 10"; set of four

First publishing rights: Drunken Boat

For Meng Haoren
       
     
For Meng Haoren

"Correspondence from The Yellow Crane Tower" 2014

ink on paper, 7.5" x 10"; set of four

First publishing rights: Drunken Boat