by Fred Chuang

36" x 48"

This painting was supposed to be another in the series that investigated the theme of calligraphic forms with inclusions.  But here, I got involved with an iconic, mythic depiction, rather than the more general sense of writing or words.  This is one of the few of my works that was titled before it was begun.  There is a small, silver feather in the darkest corner of the bottom of the chamber/box--"hope."