Suran Song: Artist's Statement
Sanskrit and the civics of politics are both strong influences on my work. Radical Tenderness is inspired by the Rg Veda 3.26.10 which translates light as the guide for our thoughts. I am interested in manifesting love into forms that are not possible in conventional modes of conditioned perception, intention, and behaviors. I am also inspired by my routine practice of Yoga, which serves as a primary medium in my creative process, as another artist might use paint or the brush. My work encompasses printmaking, painting, installation, sculpture, photography, video, and performance art. I am interested in engaging with the public by making experiential art that transcends the viewer. Working in a multitude of disciplines further allows me to continually test the boundaries of the senses, the embrace of Sanskrit and the breath, all core elements that inform my artistic path.
Radical Tenderness presents an intense optic sensation comprised of vibrant colors that have been derived from nature's unique and incomparable palette. The colors selected are often used in yogic therapy to transmit uplifting and healing vibrations. Radical Tenderness offers a unique opportunity to discover and fully experience a spectrum of color and organic patterns. In Sidewalk Video Mandalastransmit, one makes their way through the piece, essentially becoming part of the piece, along their walking path.