Some Drawings & Paintings
Muon Di Xa, Phai Di Tu Tu
"The project requires a pencil, a pencil sharpener, a stairwell and some patience. I’ve been thinking about this Vietnamese saying “Muon di xa, phai di tu tu”, which means “If you want to go far, you have to go slowly.” I’ve been sticking to the belief that making things, or specifically, drawing things, has the capacity to make you a better person – more patient, more careful, lighter, and cleaner. I think I’m sort of testing out this theory of transformation, making the act of drawing make me go up, through physical space, and through spending time."
I did this series of drawings in various locations in Hanoi in 2010.