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Percent for Art

   Soonae Tark

Love You, Acrylic, acrylite sheet on wood, 2008


Love You

Completion Date:



Acrylic, acrylite sheet on wood


20' x 8'


P.S. 306 ECC


95-16 89th Ave. Woodhaven, Queens


Gruzen Samton LLP

Sponsor Agency:

Department of Education

Design Agency:

School Construction Authority

The artwork is a 20'x 8' mural consisting of 5 panels of wood, painted with acrylic.  Circular motives razor cut from acrylite sheet were layered in different sizes and colors up to 5 sheets deep to create a relief form. These circular motives are emerging from the right side column.  Some are flying up, some are going to left side of the column and kissing, some are chatting to one another and some just stand. The smaller sized circular motives are generally lower and the larger sized ones are farther up, as larger chunks tend to be on the top in cereal boxes and cans of nuts. Heavy colors are often over the light colors in order to create tension.  The artwork stimulates the imagination and evokes a response of joy and creativity, serenity and amity.

About the Artist...
Soonae Tark received her BFA from Dongduk Women's University in Seoul, Korea. She then went to France where she lived and studied for nearly 7 years, graduating from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, with a Diplôme National d'Art Pratique and a Diplôme National Supérieur d'Expression Pratique with "Les Felicitations du Jury." She moved to New York City in 1996 where she currently lives and works.  She has won numerous awards for her work, including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant.