幽丘的觀 Temple of a Million of Years The fallen Banyan Tree (Sawdust), Phoebe zhennan wood (Burnt Pillar), Bulb Lights, Mineral Pigments, Natural Lacquer Dimension Variable 2019
The old Banyan tree was blown down by a typhoon (Note 1). The pillars in Tam Gong Temple were burnt (Note 2).
The act of grinding wood into sawdust is an act of sacrifice. Reforming sawdust into a range of mountains in order to worship the mountain god for protection, which is able to prevent the hard northern wind and bless us in our future.
Note 1: On the 16th of September 2018, Super Typhoon Mangkhut brought extremely bad weather to Hong Kong, and the streets were covered with fallen trees.
Note 2: On the 16th of May 2016, a fire broke out. The Tam Gong Temple in Shau Kei Wan, with 110-years of history and three-levels, was burnt. The fire had burnt down the roof of the temple. I kept a phoebe shennan pillar and carved it into a psychic sand bucket.
5:20’ Dimension variable Wood dust, Wood, Photo print 2017
Mediation through art-making. Counting my daily time of commute in traffic, then transforming the time into the labors of art-making through sanding the wood to sawdust.
味祭 Taste Festival Discarded wood, wood dust Dimension variable 2016
Removing all the external forms of food in replacing by using waste food materials (For example, coffee grounds, herbs, tea, sauces, etc.) presenting as a granule element ball mixed with sawdust and chemical binder. People will not see what dishes are on the plate, having a meal with unknown elements.