Friday, May 05, 2006

On Gold Mountain


Gregg Chadwick
关于金山 (On Gold Mountain)
68"x68" oil on linen 2006

For the immigrant Chinese community, San Francisco was known as Gum Saan - "Gold Mountain" - a place of freedom and prosperity. This new painting, is in part a visual poem on new Chinese immigrants coming to America. Many of these new immigrants are young girls adopted from China into American families. What will their stories be?

4 Comments:

Blogger Gawain said...

Hello Greg

I am very pleased to have discovered your blog (I found you through your piece on the Teheran show, I am a great fan of Persian painting myself). I expect to be back here repeatedly to look through your wonderful posts and reproductions. And I will give you a link from my blog, because you deserve it!

Best regards!
Gawain

9:32 AM  
Blogger gregg chadwick said...

Gawain,

Thanks for the comments. It has been a real pleasure to discover your site. Your writing is rich and nuanced as are your themes. Much to discover! Thanks

10:24 AM  
Blogger Gawain said...

i should say the same about your blog myself. what a joy. thank you.

PS i am a melikian fan myself.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Gawain said...

Hello regg

I am interested to know more about this painting. What made you choose the image of Buddha? Is there one somewhere in China-town? Is this a real-life scene, or is it imagined? And where did you borrow it from? How did you recreate it?

The painting is full of runny blotches -- it looks like water color, but it is oil. Does oil make this kind of effect difficult?

(The second question applies to your other panintgs, too, I guess). Thanks and my very best regards

Gawain

5:07 AM  

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