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Macro and Micro

When I was a child, I lived in a house with paper windows. I remember sitting in my room and watching the scene of sunshine permeating the room from between muntins. Sometimes I poked a hole in the window paper with my finger and looked outside. At that time, the windows were both windows looking the outside and frames bordering with the indoor and outdoor. The appearance of the muntins was very simple but had quite sophisticated rules. The rafters, floors, pillars, walls, stone fences, and cabinets were also had composed of a grid system with proportions, symmetries, and repetition of lines, just like the paper windows. Despite my young age, the spatial image at the time felt like a medium for forming a relationship between me and the world.

One day, I observed the cross section of an orange. Each grain was arranged with its own rules, but as a whole, they had a mutually organic relationship forming a sphere toward the center. Unlike apple or cherry that has seeds inside, the orange lacks a conspicuous midpoint(core), but it nonetheless formed an orb through its original composition. In this sense, I thought orange is somewhat a small version of the earth. Not only are they both globular thus visually similar, but both their members are likewise unique in character and shape. Moreover, like granule after granule accumulates to form a complete orange, even the most complex object is but a collection of simple shapes split into parts. When these parts are geometrically drafted, the results are simple shapes as triangles or circles.

Each figure that represents the minimal version of objects possesses its own shape, scale, distance and angle, and it overlaps each other following the regulation of geometric composition in single frame in order to create a second figure. As I had studied the structural formation of my childhood house by observing the geometrical images and objects in that place, those mathematical notations from my experience and study have built up all the fundamental thoughts for my artwork.

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