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
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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).
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
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
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
Sincerely and out
AA,BA,BA,MA,MA,MA,MA,MSED,DDS,PHD (ART PSY)
REF: MY WEBSITE,
"TRULY VIRTUAL WEB ART MUSEUM"