Faculty of Art

Drawing and Painting

Emily Hwang

The Last Memory (2)

24x36" in Oil Paint

“These works encompass the nostalgia and blurry memories regarding my separation with my family over 2 years ago, when they had to go back to my home country of Taiwan. It was a painful separation because I knew that I would only be able to meet them again after 2 years. As this event draws nearer everyday I am filled with a great sense of joy. However, everytime I recall this vague and blurry memory, I am also filled with the same feelings of sadness that I felt during the initial separation 2 years ago. When I first painted this diptych, I went to the airport to try to find that memory again. At the airport, I witnessed a woman waving goodbye to her family and I was able to really empathize with her. I wanted to capture this moment I witnessed while incorporating my own vague and blurry memory.”

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The Last Memory (2)
The Last Memory (2)

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Emily Hwang aka. little_art_space