Dr. Hannah Sigur


izō Bosatsu, late 12th to mid-13th century, Kamakura period, Japan, wood with lacquer, gold leaf, cutout gold foil decoration, and color, 181.6 x 72.4 x 57.4 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
This boyish bodhisattva reminds us that through humble bearing, we can spiritually blossom—like a lotus flower.

Jizō Bosatsu




Song Su-Nam, Summer Trees, 1979, ink on paper, 2 feet 1-5/8 inches high (British Museum) © Song Su-Nam
Song explores Western abstraction, but also embraces the East-Asian tradition of ink wash painting.

Song Su-Nam, Summer Trees




Song Su-Nam, Summer Trees, 1979, ink on paper, 2 feet 1-5/8 inches high (British Museum) © Song Su-Nam
In title and medium, Song’s contemporary ink-wash painting looks back to the poetic landscape tradition.

Song Su-Nam, Summer Trees