Hung Liu – Dirge
Dimensions: 18.38 x 18.38″ box / 18 x 18″ paper
Medium: archival pigment print on paper in folding slipcase
(C) Hung Liu Estate/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York
Liu created a very large oil painting which is the basis of the print titled, Dirge. A limited series of 45 prints were created, and they are wrapped in a beautiful folio with poetry on the left and an excerpt of music on the top. Local Bay Area poet Richard Lane composed a companion verse for its production which reflects the emotions of the felling of the tree to produce the wood for the instrument (pipa).