Chen Ting-Chun ／ Taiwan
Memory often escapes from me and cheats me, forcing me to rely on and believe in vision. Through the messages, I try to explore the truth existing at that time. I forgot the memory about/of home, but when seeing the white wall with mold, I am sure there were frequent and intimate dialogues between water and cement in some period of time. The decaying iron gate that used to be blue, now becomes the playground of rust and paint. I left signs and marks in the process of creation to overcome fear of loss. The gradual changing process is like an encounter, getting along with others, and compatibility in the flow of time. Looking at the compact and loose permutation and combination, and intense and chaotic color change, I know they really exist in my life.
Yojae, Lee ／ Korea
Revealing the Strangeness and Hidden Beauty of Insects.
All lives including people have their own way of life and live together in nature.
Insects also evolved into various shapes and structures to survive endless changes.
Shape of lives in nature looks constantly in our awareness.
However, we stand apart from unfamiliar or undisciplined beings by instinct, so embody them image that is different from reality. We see insects based on such feeling.
Although we often encounter insects in daily life, we see them every moment with a sense of discomfort. However, if we depart from nagative awareness, and see them, we can discover mysterious and amazing insects.
Jhang Hao-Han ／ Taiwan
I use disease as the theme to create a series of personal ornaments, decorating negative materials with personal aesthetic experience, and develop the idea of this artwork in terms of the linear structure in chemical formula, according to which to indicate the cause of disease and to display the modes of disease through different forms and kinds of the artworks. Comparing malignant tumors to the naturally-formed irregular rhizome through “electroforming,” I attempts to criticize artificial chemical materials by exploring the reciprocal relation between artworks and bodies, and the abstract shape formed by the device of the artwork. Besides the entity of personal ornaments, I attempt to express the process of a gradual decaying and dying diseased body. In this way, I show this concept with the aid of the images in series.
Heeang Kim ／ Korea
When I walk in the cities, I can find a colony of mushrooms. They are living not only on roadside trees but also on fallen leaves, and they are everywhere and suddenly disappear without a trace. This group appears in silence and makes us feel their presence by filling empty spaces in cities. The mushrooms reminds me of the image of proliferation. If we take a close look at fungi, there is repetition of a certain form, gradual alteration of sizes, arrangement of individuals and rhythm seen through wrinkles and texture.
The Golden Ratio Medallion
Ezra Satok-Wolman ／ Canada
Drawing inspiration from both my longstanding fascination with the relationship between nature and mathematics, and the idea that information is lost over time as civilizations fall, the “Golden Ratio Medallion” was made to be an “intentional artifact.” Encoded in the medallion is the literal and mathematical explanation of the the golden ratio, a constant that is commonly observed in the structures of the natural world. The information has been preserved in the medallion using braille on three of the four surfaces.
Transformation of Pentagon and Hexagen Series 2
Dai Xiang／ China
The inspiration of the design comes from a hexagonal hive. I developed the artwork from the hive and use quadrangle, pentagon, hexagon, and cube as basic elements to explore numerous potential forms that can be made from these simplest forms, and whether they can be worn as a ring.
Liang Li／ China
Owing to the influence of Chinese traditional paintings and calligraphy from the childhood, I use the style of line to throw myself to nature. Chinese calligraphy endows a line with rich visual expression and spirit, pioneering and constructing a unique understanding and expressing method of art: a line could be an aircraft’s emission left in the sky; a crevasse a glacier; it could also be a light on the sea horizon at sunset… Flexibility and abundant expressing power of lines stimulate to capture the inner order of a thing and the meaning it presents.
Mr. ___ Next Door - 1F, 2F, 3F
Wu Zih-Wei ／ Taiwan
People living in a city for most of their lives must be familiar with and accustomed to the urban jungle. However, they are often invaded by a sense of solitude lurking underneath the prosperous surface of the city. This sudden sense cannot be shun, and always makes people feel alone. “Neighbors” presents a person’s experience on renting a house in a city. In modern city life, rare communication among neighbors has become very normal. The relationship between one another is merely a joke, “Neighbors”: unfamiliarity with alertness and doubt. This sense of solitude is expressed in a mocking way.
Luo Yan-Ze／ Taiwan
I create a volute corridor by connecting each cyclic structure wider at the top and weld a hollow cocoon with smooth lines on the top of the cyclic opening. The outer layer is dyed with saw dust and the inner layer maintains the skin color. The shell is like skins. After cutting open, layers of the clam is revealed. The clam is soft and takes no precautions. The winding layers creates the remotest gallery leading to the darkness of the border of the consciousness. The other elongated corridor along the brim of opening of the cocoon is made from electroforming wax film. The bottom of the outer layer of the cocoon is opened, corresponding to the upper volute corridor. It seems like a pathway to an exit of the body. There must be lights in the end.
Specimen Series 2014-3
Lim, Jong Seok／ Korea
Delicate filigree techniques to create a form of twisted line shows a unique pattern and texture effects. Chose the insect in a form that can maximize this characteristic. My insects are characterized by the appearance basically specimen. Focused on depicting the details of various metals techniques.
Rachelle Thiewes／ USA
The Chihuahuan desert of west Texas, where I live, has played a pivotal role in shaping the way I approach my jewelry. The barren mountains with the desert pushed up to their edges are bold, dramatic, aggressive and seductive, providing a continual source of inspiration and study. The luminous energy of light that baths the desert can swiftly transform from sharp and shrieking to subtle and sensual, all within a day’s time. Capturing the refraction and dispersal of light with my jewelry through the orchestration of body motion has held my fascination for decades and continues to challenge and inform my ideas of light.
My jewelry of recent years explores the intense iridescent and color-shifting paints used for those eye-catching custom jobs on cars. The jewelry comes alive when it is on a body in motion. As the wearer moves, the chameleon paint produces a shifting kaleidoscope of color, creating a perceived motion not unlike a sleek car that seems to be on the go even standing still.
Monica Cecchi／ Italy
To make this piece I was inspired by a true story: on January 7, 2015 at 11:20 am two men, armed with kalashnikov, enter in the editing office of the satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo, in the center of Paris, and carry out a massacre invoking Hallah.
Europe discovers that one of most important values is under attack: freedom of speech. This motto has become a symbol of the rejection of this imposition.
Liu Wen-An／ Taiwan
Exchanging of affection makes people connect with one another.
Every single detail of the process in developing from a total stranger, a new acquaintance are beautiful and precious. A person who loves and a person to be loved belong to the same origin. Whatever a person is granting or granted, both of them will gain something. Through the shift of thoughts and affections and transmissions of emotion, the interdependent relation is formed. I try to use the texture made from the combination of pure porcelain clay and organic pottery to express the transformation of diverse affections.
By wearing this ornament, I hope people can cherish the affections between people and things around us.
Yang Hsiu-Ming／ Taiwan
Roadside trees and flower stands are natural epitome city, walking slowly on the street and observing its scenes are not easy for those who live a busy life. Because of human beings’ demand of a material life, nature is constantly invaded by buildings, and the rare green trees and grass in a city are uprooted too. In the ancient times, nature has great influences on human beings; however, now the fate of nature is decided by human beings. People only come to know the importance of the negligible greenness to themselves when they have lost it. Arousing people to cherish nature is the primal inspiration of this artwork.
The Complexity of Light
Hsieh Chun-Lung／ Taiwan
This artwork is inspired by the changing geometric figures in a kaleidoscope. I selected one of the changing scenes in a congealing moment and use the living color of aluminum anode oxidation membrane to add colors into a metal, making the artwork more active and transforming it into a cube. The device shows variant and complicated colors of lights, making what we have seen in front of us abundant and beautiful.
Miniature Memory - Bathtub 1976
Fang Tzu-Han／ Taiwan
Whenever I recall my childhood, my favorite thing was bathing in a bathtub. The bricks of the tub in the old home are one of the most vivid memories in many people’s mind—colorful mosaic tiles. According to it, I ponder how to retain this impressive scene in memory. Therefore, I decide to use microminiaturization of objects to express the idea.
According to the elder is narration, putting the brick tiles on the bathtub was finished in 1976. It is where the memorable name of the artwork, “Bathtub 1976,” comes from.