“Scattered Seed II”


For Scattered Seeds, her new lithographs, Liu has juxtaposed portraits of late 19th/early 20th century Chinese prostitutes – derived from photographs of the time – with images of dandelions rendered from close-up photographs she took at national parks and historic sites around the Western US, including Mount Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, and the Little Bighorn Battlefield. The dandelions, which look to be variously tattered by gusts of wind or left whole, are metaphors for the lives of the women, suggesting the way images, too, can be scattered to the winds of consciousness.

Scattered Seed II is a seven color lithograph with aluminum leaf, printed on white Rives BFK paper 22¼ x 44½” in an edition of 30, plus proofs.