FLO Li, San Diego Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement Flo Li was born and raised in Xi'an, China. She grew up within the Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts. After moving to the United States and obtaining a masters degree in Bioengineering, Li found another world of wondrous beauty in the scientific studies of the microscope.
She credits the delicate emergence of microcosm and macrocosm as one of her sources of inspiration. The sense of her body firmly pressed against the surfboard, the touch of a familiar stranger in her Aikido practice, the intensified depth of her poetry are all pieces of the puzzle she solves to express herself through her art.
Li believes that Chinese Calligraphy helps shifts the perspective of the viewer from the modern world to a soulful ancient one. Each character within a calligraphy can be re-arranged in various ways to form a new meaning. The focus of our hearts then aids the formation of a new reality.
Flo Li's fractal arts convey the depth of her desire to experience the marriage of science and spirituality, the modern and the ancient. These abstract expressionistic works of art have an inner consciousness, sensually drawing the viewer to touch gentler, inhale longer and penetrate deeper in a safe and intimate space.
Inspired by Wynonna Judd who states, "when you are real in your music, people know it and they feel your authenticity". Flo Li lives a life that is a honest expression of who she is.