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?


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!

9:32 AM  
Blogger gregg chadwick said...


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


5:07 AM  

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