Dakar DM-15

by Yen Ha

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Artist Statement

My parents’ kitchen is rimmed with plates from every country they have ever visited, and many they still aspire to experience. During the pandemic, when we were living in very finite spaces, I began a series of drawing meditations that evolved into the plates in my parents’ kitchen. I think of these drawings as my own collection of travel dreams – an expression of joy at the infinite nature of our world and a wish to never stop traveling.

Why We Love It

From the rich, geometric reds and oranges of Tehran DM-29 to the crisp, wavy blues of Auckland DM-26, each of the thirty 10"x8" drawings exhibits a distinct dynamism, uniquely tied to its geographical muse. Whereas the two large scale 16"x20" mandalas incorporate a full chromatic spectrum energized by elements from all of the designs to illustrate the Infinite World in its entirety.

Yen describes her process of drawing these as a “meditative form of making” that allows her to be present in the moment of doing, where the objective is to just keep going for a set amount of time, without the pressure to get things right...Read more on the blog!


+ Drawing measures 10"x8".
+ Each drawing in the Infinite World series is an original, one-of-a-kind artwork. View all the 10"x8" drawings in the series here, and the 16"x20" drawings here.
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available.
+ This artwork is final sale and not eligible for discount or return.


Pen and ink on paper.

Yen Ha

Yen is an architect, artist and writer. Born in Saigon, she lives in New York City, where she co-founded an architecture firm, Front Studio. She has an architectural degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a graduate degree from L’École d’Architecture in Paris. Her short stories appear in Waxwing, Crack the Spine and Hypertext. Yen has been awarded residencies by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, MASS MoCA, the Arctic Circle and Trestle Art Space.  Her sold out series She Is, an original collection of drawings, debuted with 20x200 in 2019 and most recently Yen’s work was featured on a... Read More
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