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
're 160 millions 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!