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----------I. MANUSCRIPT OF NATURE SERIES

----------II. TRACING THE ORIGIN SERIES

 

II. TRACING THE ORIGIN SERIES

In my on-going series Tracing the Origin, I use “Chinese characters” as the subject to explore the relationship between human beings and nature.

Chinese writing originated from nature as ideograms, over time the characters were simplified, abstracted and separated from their original context, their origin is no longer recognizable.  My work takes a similar tack. I began working with grape tendrils—the found gestures look like Chinese calligraphy strokes written in grass style. I transformed them into two-dimensional works of different colors and scale or into three-dimensional works made with varied materials. As a result, the tendrils cannot be easily identified in the finished work. Different media used in this series, such as installation, printmaking, and photography are intended to symbolize how Chinese written characters have become detached from their origin; and by inference, how humans have also detached themselves from nature.

Each medium used in this series is carefully chosen, while dealing with the same issue, I want each process to bring in or highlight different perspectives.

 

WORKS

- -     TRACING THE ORIGIN I & II
- -     TRACING THE ORIGIN III
- -     TRACING THE ORIGIN VI
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TRACING THE ORIGIN V
- -     TRACING THE ORIGIN IV
- -     TRACING THE ORIGIN VII
- -     TRACING THE ORIGIN VIII
- -     TRACING THE ORIGIN VIII_IV
- -     TRACING THE ORIGIN IX_I
- -     TRACING THE ORIGIN IX_II

- -     TRACING THE ORIGIN XV
- -     TRACING THE ORIGIN XV_II
- -     TRACING THE ORIGIN XVI_II

- -     TRACING THE ORIGIN XVII

 

 

 

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