Every day we struggle with duality like male and female, right and wrong, intense and mild. To choose not to choose is a choice. We can be a spirit in between, not excess or deficiency but both, and without boundaries. The experience of opposites allows for the expression of wholeness. Things will develop in the opposite when they become extreme. The goal of my work is to maintain balance and harmony in order to direct the mind to a state of constant equilibrium. I produce wearable sculptures as a way to represent the unisex characteristic on any gender, and the epitome of interdependence universe.
Copper, Brass, Steel, PETG, Acrylic, Paper
Photo Credits: Elizabeth Torgerson-Lamark
People mine the voice of inner world through touch, sight and hearing. Through hand touching, text recording, and sound transferring, we preserve countless memories in our hearts.
People define many things of life too easily, but these definitions are often deviated by personal subjectivity and stereotypes. It’s hard for them truly represent the completeness of things objectively. “Undefined” questions about the behavior of defining. It’s neutral, and there is not completely right or wrong with it. As the same as the symbol of crucifixion, it’s a positive symbol of faith now, but also a negative execution in the past. It depends on how you look at it. “Undefined” borrows the symbol to force wearer to maintain the pose of crucifixion. The palms are covered with transparent hashtags like numerous invisible words of definitions which you give to the others. The back of the hand carry a heavy transparent acrylic rod like you suffer the weight of definitions from the others. The collar from mouth extends into a transparent frame like people use their own subjective words to shape and confine the appearance of others. By raising this point of view, hope people can rethink and consider this behavior more carefully before defining anything.
Mountain is a memento of where I come from, Taiwan, a small island with many mountains. The profile is inspired by the cross-section of earth. Mountains extrude form the surface of sphere. A wrist goes through the circle where the original sphere is. In addition, the surface is created more texture and contrast with patina. I made this piece to recall my childhood memories in Taiwan. Wear it and remind me where I belong.
3.5" x 2.5" x 0.75"
Use the flow of lines and the division of spaces to represent the rhythm of natural life on the surface of a vase and bowl.
8" x 6" x 6"
Cosmos is a sculpture in a magnifier shape. The blowing glass cone represents light refracting through lens. The geometric objects inside are symbols of everything in the universe. The concept is from a poem by William Blake, “To see a World in a Grain of Sand and a Heaven in a Wild Flower.” We use magnifier to observe the truth from every single detail of our lives.
12" x 13" x 5"
Brass, Glass, Cherry Wood
Bone is inspired by tribe images. Ancient tribes use bones and teeth as body ornament. Nowadays, we are still a part of the urban jungles. The whole profile is simplified into concise shapes and lines, but the surface is covered with patina to add antique atmosphere. The drop shape glasses imitate bones penetrating through human’s neck. We wear it to reproduce our wild nature in the modern city.
5" x 13.5" x 0.75"
2015 - 2016
In a Greek myth, a woman named Arachne was good at weaving. However, she was so arrogant that goddess Athena transformed her into a spider for punishing. To represent this topic, we try to combine the weaving structure and industrial materials in order to express a classic and modern style. In addition, we make an experiment to arrange fluorescent tube and bulb on the same light.
We want to create a dream-liked space, so we set the installation on the lonesome rooftop, and we use reflection to introduce the sky to the ground. In addition, we put birds into the water to image the concept of Skepticism: Is it a bird that dreams of itself as a fish or is it a fish that dreams of itself as a bird?