Wanrudee Buranakorn

Island of Mystery
solvent ink on canvas
20 x 12 in.

I write stories from existing words on pages of old books. On each page, I find words that speak to me as if they wanted to be revealed through my discovery. I claim these new-found words as my own by painting the page to speak the words with colors, patterns, and brushstrokes. Words emerge out of the page to tell a new story. The figure joins in to tell her story. The resulting image is a narrative in multiple layers of words and images manifested in different forms of visual language to render a hidden story collected through time and memory.