Amy Cheng, NY

Sumptuous, intricate, ornamented, my current paintings are richly referential – they call to mind a range of associations from mandalas, the cosmos, cells, lace, brocade and more. I align myself with the long tradition of geometric and floral patterns the Far East, the Middle East, the Byzantine and the Baroque have long employed. They did so with the implicit understanding that pattern and repetition, which are endemic in nature, are primal in its rhythmic connection to the human nervous system.