Helena Hadala RCA...All Series...Two Sides of the Story

 

Two Sides of the Story

 

"Two Sides of the Story" (2019-2020), is a new collaborative project involving imagery and text. This exchange continues the expression of an eighteen-year artistic kinship between Taoist artist poet Deng Ming-Dao and myself. The twenty-four oil paintings in the series are inspired by the well-known line from the Heart Sutra in Mahayana Buddhism, "Form is emptiness and emptiness is form". The imagery in the paintings evolves through the interplay of the medium and reflects a search for a middle ground between two opposing perspectives. Each image is intended as a portal allowing for a simultaneous interpretation of the two viewpoints. The paintings are numbered and deliberately untitled so that Ming-Dao can add his side of the story.
 

Two Sides of the Story #1 - 2019 Two Sides of the Story #1 - 2019
oil on canvas, 45 in 72 in
Two Sides of the Story #2 - 2019 Two Sides of the Story #2 - 2019
oil on rag paper, 30 in 22 in
Two Sides of the Story #3 - 2019 Two Sides of the Story #3 - 2019
oil on canvas, 32 in 24 in
Two Sides of the Story #4 - 2019 Two Sides of the Story #4 - 2019
oil on canvas, 24 in 36 in
Two Sides of the Story #5 - 2019 Two Sides of the Story #5 - 2019
oil on canvas, 24 in 20 in
Two Sides of the Story #6 - 2019 Two Sides of the Story #6 - 2019
oil on canvas, 48 in 36 in
Two Sides of the Story #7 - 2019 Two Sides of the Story #7 - 2019
oil on rag paper, 22 in 30 in
Two Sides of the Story #8 - 2019 Two Sides of the Story #8 - 2019
oil on baltic birch, 18 in 24 in

 

All designs, images and text are copyright to Helena Hadala RCA