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Macro and Micro

I lived in a house with paper windows when I was a child. I remember sitting in my room watching the sunshine scene permeating the room from between muntins. Sometimes I poked a hole in the window paper with my finger and looked outside. The window was a medium to look outside and a frame bordering indoors and outdoors. The appearance of the muntins was straightforward but had quite sophisticated rules. The rafters, floors, pillars, walls, stone fences, and cabinets were also composed of a grid system with proportions, symmetries, and repetition of lines, just like the paper windows. Despite my young age, the spatial image felt like a medium for forming a relationship between me and the world.
One day, I observed the cross-section of an orange. Each granule 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 with seeds inside, the orange lacks a conspicuous midpoint(core) but creates an orb through its original composition. I thought orange was a small version of the earth in this sense. They are both globular thus visually similar, but their members are likewise unique in character and shape. Moreover, much like granules coming together to form a complete orange, even seemingly complex objects are composed of a collection of simple atoms. When metaphorically represented through diagrams, these atoms can create simple shapes such as triangles or circles.

​Each figure representing the minimal version of objects possesses its shape, scale, distance, and angle. It overlaps each other following the regulation of organic composition in a single frame 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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