Featured Artist: Henry Hu

SAND 23 features two pieces from Henry Hu’s 21, flip series. In Hu’s series statement, he describes the work as “a sparse, cathartic set of visuals,” saying the series “ruminates on the old corners of youth and growth. Began, simply, our inner stream of consciousness; the hushed reflections, the ambient hums, the drifted murmurs — but also, at times, a harsh, roaring buzz.”

Artwork: "White" from the series "21, flip" by Henry Hu

“White” from the series 21, flip by Henry Hu

Hu says his “emerging practice commits to an infusion. An exchange. An immediacy. A link between the interior and the exterior – of a self, a being, an identity, a consciousness. Each individual series offers an overarching narrative, steps away from the present for a spell: tasked with casting new perspectives, fresh air to breathe, a spiritual relief. Often juxtaposing the past with the future, differing forms of surrealistic fantasies unfold across his works; along with a recurring structure, the heart of all series rests in harmony.”

Artwork by Henry Hu - 3:day from the series 21,flip

“3:day” from the series 21, flip by Henry Hu

Find out more and see additional pieces at henryhu.comYou can find this and other exciting artwork, poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and translations in SAND 23.