Alcohol Ink PaintingIchen Le

“For me, art is the reclaiming of my original essence.”

For Ichen art is the reclaiming of her original essence. It’s hanging out and having fun with her inner child. She creates images that come to her through intuitions and dreams.

The fluidity and highly intuitive process is what mesmerizes her so deeply about alcohol ink. Through the flow of the liquid ink, pushed by air or pulled by gravity, the creative process is especially freeing.

Each piece is a unique existence that cannot be duplicated. The process of making alcohol ink art is a constant reminder of her favorite quote from Elizabeth Gilbert:  “You’re afraid to surrender because you don’t want to lose control. But you never had control; all you had was anxiety.”