There are many dimensions. I primarily explored the spiritual and physical dimensions in this series created in early 2022. I was contemplating where I want my physical body to go. As I reflected on that, I wondered where will my spirit soar will once I am done with my physical body. As I grow on in years I look at the more spiritual parts of my life and reflect on the meaning of family, friends and the way I feel as I go through my life. All of this shows up in my paintings; Sunrise, Swimming, Kauai, beach goers, and bonfires. I am fortunate to constantly be reminded of the depth of color and the richness of the lush tropical environment that surrounds me.
This series emphasis’s my believe that we all must be strong in our faith. All things emerge through faith, a power and presence greater than oneself. This series was started in 2021 as I and all people of the world were emerging from a very challenging time with Covid-19 pandemic. As we emerge from the events of the pandemic, keeping social awareness and perseverance in the front of our thoughts may lead us to a brighter future.
With the advent of smart contracts on the blockchain in March 2021, I started to create unique crypto artwork. As an entirely new and exciting way for me to bring my creations to the digital format, I quickly adapted to this new medium of art work and the world of NFT's.
The NFT drops will consists of one full crypto artwork available for a single buyer. We expect to launch the NFT to the public in the near future. It will be available for purchase on the Dorothy Yung Art website, via the Polygon (Matic) or Ethereum blockchain.
The inspiration behind the Origin series is my believe that we all speak a common language. I feel my job as an artist is utilize art to communicate my stories to the viewer. Using the ancient Chinese pictogram or calligraphy, I communicate about compassion and abundance. For art to be done well. I believe the artist must be able to communicate with the viewer.
I was inspired to begin painting the Unity series, which includes a piece titled “United We Stand,” in response to riots in a divided country that was falling apart. I feel we need to be more united and more spiritually involved, more caring of each other’s feeling. The paintings reflect an ideal state where people are gentler, good to each other, and changing society for the better. Together we stand, divided we fall.
The Unity series, as do all my series, addresses spiritualism and my belief that a higher power is the source for a kinder, gentler society.
In this series of paintings I worked to enhance my ability to bring the expression of multi-dimensional perspectives into full view. Started in 2020, the Divine Experience series brought some incredible expression of dimensions and spirituality to my work.
This series was done in late 2019 and early 2020. A small series of just 15 paintings I feel I was on my way to truly expressing the strong connection with mother nature, my ancestors and immediate family.
I actively channel the essence of the angels and my ancestors while I paint. There can be found a horizon point in the paintings that in some cases the dimensions are moving away from the viewer and some are moving toward the viewer. If you look closely you can see a horizon point which create multiple layers or dimensions to the artwork. I love color and I use vibrant tones to bring out these dimensions as well as depict the Angels and spirits that look over us.
The Grace series revolve around the transition of me establishing my residency in Kauai. Colorful, tropical and vibrant. The Grace series saw a shift back to oil on canvas and represents my gratitude for all the abundance of nature, family and experiences I have had in my lifetime. Painted mostly in 2019, the body of work in this series represents the movement to Spiritual Dimensionlism.
The Watercolor series comprise a few different types of creations on paper with mixed media. Some black and white sketches were done during the year of 2017. This series is acrylic wash & charcoal on acid free mat board. Using bright colors and ancient Chinese symbols, these works are grounded in my traditional calligraphy training as a child. Chinese calligraphy and philosophy, I-Ching / Taoism, kept me grounded in my heritage while at the same time showing multiple dimension.
The watercolors from 2020 and 2021 from this series bring color and a more contemporary style to the paintings.
Wuxi Museum Collection
This Wuxi Museum collection of paintings tells my story as an immigrant moving to the United States from China in the 1940s in an abstract art form I call “Spiritual Dimensionalism”.
The collection is made up of pieces from 3 of my early series; Woman Emerging, Negative Space and Culmination series. All three of these series had a strong focus on my family connections and the paradox between traditional Chinese values and western spiritual concepts. Highlight pieces include"Benevolent", "Lucy" and "Spirit".