30x30-4.jpg (1407030 bytes)   Lien's art expresses a certain combination of Western influence and her Eastern heritage. There are nuanced references to Eastern philosophy as well as Chinese calligraphy. Her art is non-figurative and non-representational; she aims to evoke emotions through non-recognizable strokes, textures and compositions. Additionally, her art seeks to emphasize the actual process of creation itself. She highlights the stages and development of the piece by calling attention to the use of different mediums. She often uses sand, gesso, gel, paste and common found objects such as newspapers, tissues and jute twine. The interaction of these different mediums on one canvas is what brings a movement to her paintings and gives them an air of life.