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LETTERS TO HAWAII GOVERNOR, MAYOR, MUSEUM DIRECTORS, AND NEWSPAPERS HONOLULU ADVERTISER AND HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN TO "SAVE THE PAINTINGS"

June 13, 2006

 

 

Ms. Lagoria is Director of the Contemporary Museum of Art in Honolulu

----- Original Message -----
 
To: glagoria@tcmhi.org
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 2:04 PM
Subject: offer of free painting(s) to the museum

Dear Ms. Lagoria,
I am long time artist (and dentist) Rodney Chang. I have been in 3 "Artists of Hawaii" shows at the Academy.
I am one of the pioneer digital artist working with personal computers since 1985. After over 150 large paintings, 20 years, I have lost my storage space and must abandon my life's inventory of works. By the end of the month it will be driven to the city dump.I can no longer be patron of this historic collection of oil on canvases from the computer.  I am at my wits end as to prevent this loss of historic cultural artifacts which I had always targeted to bring contemporary art fame for the islands.  Works have been in museums but always through my costs. Please have a look, descriptions give you some idea of the historical significance of said works as well as the artist's motive and passion for the decades long project.  I just turned 60, my work is evicted at the end of the month from storage, and moving to an investment property on the mainland could provide free but unsecured storage but at $2.50 a lb, cost $15000-$20000.   Here's the works, the "painting oil" category is targeted for disposal (like watching my children sentenced to death, as I am an Expressionist at heart).
http://www.absolutearts.com/pygoya/
 
The most important I believe, historically, is the 11'x6' painting with 245,000 individually painted 4x4mm "pixels" in paint on canvas. Took a long time to complete-
http://www.absolutearts.com/cgi-bin/portfolio/art/your-art.cgi?login=pygoya&title=Assembly-1146293237t.jpg
 
Flag: It at 7' long truly belongs in the series of American flags by artists, including Jasper Johns rendition.-
This one is 'camouflaged' like the patterns and colors still worn today by today's Iraq soldiers.
http://www.absolutearts.com/cgi-bin/portfolio/art/your-art.cgi?login=pygoya&title=Desert_Storm-1147541079t.jpg
 
I have had hundreds of shows but never succeeded, as hoped, that the scale, made for museums, would help each and every work find its way into museum collections as "the lst generation of cyber-paintings done by 1 experimental artist (Hawaii) at the beginning of the Information Age (turn of the century and the advent of the Internet).
 
I appeal for some feedback, yeah or nay, as a dedicated local artist who has invested in a 30 year effort yet is not in any local museum collection. 
 
 
It breaks my heart to do this but my wife and the children (3) welfare must know come first. I gave it a good shot from 30-60 now I must be a stronger provider for the family.
 
 
Sincerely and out of luck,
 
Rodney Chang, AA,BA,BA,MA,MA,MA,MA,MSED,DDS,PHD (ART PSY)
 
REF: MY WEBSITE, "TRULY VIRTUAL WEB ART MUSEUM"
http://www.lastplace.com/index.htm
 
Bio- http://www.lastplace.com/page28.htm
 
Something written about me-
http://www.lastplace.com/aboutPygoya.htm

 

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