It all begins in the sea
一 切 由 海 洋 開 始
Endings and beginnings are always happening at the same time. Cells, water, air and earth are the important elements for life. They dissolve after life comes to an end, while new life is formed by the dissolved elements. By using the images of cells, water and earth, I create new organisms on the canvas. Although the images are separated into different pieces, they merge and become a new one. I believe the process of collage is similar to the process of life - with the canvas merely the medium for the merging and dividing of different elements. I loves observing the different forms of creatures and of natural phenomena, especially relating to the ocean. As I am obsessed with the process of deconstructing and recomposing. My works show the organic forms continuously splitting and combining, like replicating the evolution of life.
When I was collaging ink-jet printing images, I do not treat it as a collage, but as a painting. I strive to merge thousands of pieces of paper into one scene. I have named this technique the “Free-style Puzzle” as the creation process is without a draft. Layers of paper and enlarged digital images of pixels create texture in my work. Non-traditional ink lines are applied with pieces of cell-imaged and water-imaged paper.
In the ''It all begins in the sea'' series, I developed the Cells series, Water series and Reproducibility series and A Breath series from 2012 to 2015. The series of Cells started at 2012, influenced by her modern ink teacher Wucius Wong. I collage the ink-jet print paper of cells pattern and use Chinese ink to develop this series of work, including ‘Deep-sea Octopus’, ‘Plankton’, and ‘Expanding’. In 2013, I develop a new series of Water by collage the various form of water images. After a year of practice and development, I tried multi-layers of paper sticking and different color effect of ink-jet printing. Reproducibility series is the combination of both the Cells and Water series. Recently I was inspired by the nature during Taiwan residency and is developing A Breath series.
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