Beast of Burden II – Metamorphosis. 2022
Size: 81.2 x 81.2 cm
“Metamorphosis” is written in Chinese characters among a swirl of brushwork centered on a beastly head. Metamorphosis hearkens to transformation, the notion of becoming the fully realized versions of ourselves and fulfilling our potential. In contrast, the beast represents the part of ourselves we might view as undesirable. However, the truth is what lies under the façade, hungry for freedom.
Elaine B. Chao
Elaine B. Chao is a traditional-digital hybrid artist, who creates vivid images layered with bright colors and expressive strokes.