The Abstract Gesture
In Early Spring, Mirang Wonne evokes the image not of a specific location, but of a type of setting, perhaps a pastoral glade as seen through the willowing branches of trees. Tuscan earth tones inform the surface. The broad strokes shape a criss-cross over three panels as if seeing this ethereal setting through a series of windows. The painting is purely abstract, but it speaks clearly of another time and place if we are willing to listen and be carried away by the gesture.
by Preston Metcalf, Curator of Art, 2009
Copyright 2009, Triton Museum of Art.
Mirang Wonne, Early Spring, n.d. Triptych. Mixed media on panel