Lucy Arai, 57, became enthralled with ink art while she was experimenting with her calligraphy brushes, sumi ink and handmade paper. Now she sees ink as a medium of art that tells the story of a movement that has inspired her for decades.
“Exhibiting art in ink by Asian-Americans and Asians in America juxtaposes the singularly most distinctive artistic and literary tradition of Asia with the altering Euro-centric heritage of America. East meets West and they are no longer isolated, nor are they mutually exclusive,” Arai said.
SF State’s Fine Arts Gallery is one of four
Article source: http://www.goldengatexpress.org/2013/03/14/the-moment-for-ink/