The dynamic work of sculptor Gaylord Ho is instantly recognizable. Emotion oozes from the figures, as they throw their energy into dancerly poses. His female figures twist and twirl, animated and vital. Born in Taiwan, the 66-year-old artist has a fascinating personal history. Growing up as the son of low income farmers, Ho was expected to balance his studies while helping on the rice farm.
Elicia Edijanto’s black-and-white watercolor paintings depict intimate scenes of children interacting with wild animals framed in striking silhouettes. The Indonesia-based artist juxtaposes small figures with large figures and dangerous characters with innocent characters in tranquil moments of reflection.
Void of color and surrounding landscape, Edijanto’s work seems to emphasize the importance of interaction in the face of uncertainty or potential danger. As the child patiently crouches before the elephant, stands before the bear or gazes into the wolf’s eyes, he finds the creatures didn’t want to harm him all along.