The War Pieces By Huong
As an artist, a former journalist, a mother, a Vietnam war refugee and a fervent peace activist, HUONG communicates her perspective and believe in a way that all people can understand. Her new paintings in the series “Let’s Think Peace” mark a departure for her” One woman’s solo Passage in Art”. At the age of 25,she fled Vietnam in 1975 at the end of the war and escape to America with courage and spirit to launch an art career that has since caught the imagination of art audiences and critics alike.Selftaught,dedication and determination encouraged HUONG to work non-stop for last 30 years with 85 solo exhibits throughout America and Canada. During last decade, the artist has been working on a monumental project called” The War Pieces” which is dedicated to all the war victims and sends out a message of PEACE to the world, her 300 feet-length Peace Mural continues to grow longer each day may also be the darkest in her oeuvre to date, This time she holds nothing back.
Her renewed commitment to painting was forged by the escalation and the insanity of the current wars in Iraq, Afghan, Israel, Lebanon and middle East. Images from the war also escalated the distress, sorrow and terror in her once again. Her past came rushing back. Huong applied all her thoughts on these canvases with all the pain and sadness in her heart, the emotion is impulsive, all side of conflicts were addressed by this remarkable artist, who lived through and walked on the harrow road of the war refugee.
“Every time I look at the horror faces of the current war victims, every single face I look at, I see myself in them, suddenly all my pain and anger I have buried deep inside surfing up like a bleeding wound” said HUONG -“There are 160 million people killed in the war in last century, with the technology today, what’s new number going to be?…”
HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT OUR EARTH, SO BEAUTIFUL, SO FRAGILE AND SO ALIVE… NOW CAN BE THREATENED BY A FORCE SO DESTRUCTIVE, WHICH PUT ALL LIVE AT RISK?
Collectively, all of HUONG’s paintings form a body of work that is rare and perhaps unprecedented in addressing the world-wide issues of war and peace. They are her life’s mission, her reason for being, and worthy of comparison to Picasso’s own war protest “Guernica.”
Check out this current exhibit on www.huong.org, join the world and the artist next Stand for Peace. We count on you!
From the chaos that was Vietnam, comes a serenity that makes your heart sing
A WAR TESTIMONY – A PEACE MESSAGE.
More about Huong
- Art 2 All – Autobiography
- Ask Art – Huong Biography
- Pax Christi Metro DC – Artist as a Peacemaker
- Boca Raton News – Vietnamese Artist Sees Life as a Refugee