Views and Voices: Rachael Dickson on Hyun-Sook Song’s Four Brushtrokes Over Figure

At a time of distance, our audio series Views and Voices: Personal Perspectives on the Collection is designed to bring you closer to the individual people behind BAMPFA and individual works from our art and film collections. We’ve invited staff and students with ties to BAMPFA to select a favorite piece and talk about what makes it compelling or important to them.

Rachael Dickson, BAMPFA Associate Director of Administration, shares her responses to the painting Four Brushtrokes Over Figure by Hyun-Sook Song. She focuses on the artist's exacting and evocative technique and the contemplative power the work holds for her.

Hyun-Sook Song: Four Brushstrokes over Figure, circa 2010; egg tempera on canvas; 66 1/2 x 51 in.; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Gift of Jochen Hiltmann. 2015.17.