Her eyes smile, and she seems to know something, possess some leverage. Her face glows and peers through a veil of rain and whispers. Everything else fades like a ghost or dissolves like sugar, but her face remains solid, colorful, lively. A breathing statue. An immortal angel blowing us a kiss.
Hung Liu says of her portraits such as this:
"I am looking for the mythic pose beneath the historical figure -- and the painting beneath the photograph."
If you want to see the show (and if you can, you should!) it's up until December 5th.
Also, there is a bit more information about Liu's unique printmaking process for making a woodcut at Magnolia Editions, here.