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蕭文衍

Xiao Wen Yan

siumanhin37@gmail.com

A Wisp of Bamboo
一縷竹

Bamboo

Size variable
尺寸不定

I wish to develop a personal visual language based on the physical qualities of bamboo as a material, and through a deeper understanding of its cultural heritage and significance. Through working with the material and understanding its strengths and weaknesses, I established a harmony and “oneness” with the substance and structure of bamboo. The repetitive process of shaving layer upon layer of material from a freshly cut bamboo pole, reducing it from a three-dimensional structural volume to a wafer-thin translucent sheet, was a transformative experience.

This experience of exploring the special qualities of this unique and versatile material has enabled me to develop a new way of positioning bamboo within the context of contemporary visual arts.

透過研習竹的物理特性和其歷史文化語境,我由工藝的實踐裏獲得如何處理物料的經驗。從中體悟到物料自身的物理特性外,更與它之間建立起一種和諧與「一致」的狀態。

新鮮的竹被砍下來後,通過重複性的處理,逐漸被削成半透明的竹片。這過程把原本竿狀的結構處理成片狀。根據這些獨特的處理經驗和對物料的感受,這份作品呈現我對竹的轉化和表達一種新的視覺語言。

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