I love the immediacy of painting with ink on paper—how this simple medium has a way of revealing the vitality of the moment, in which the behavior of the ink, the paper, the brush, and the artist each play an equal part. 

sumi-e painting

Li 2

The ancient Chinese technique of splash ink painting intrigues me in particular because it brings imagination into play. I can see the drips and splashes either for what they are or for what I make of them. The challenge is to work with the organic forms in a way that doesn’t compromise the emerging aliveness of the piece.