CHONG Yan Xuan, Kimberly
張嫣玹

CHONG Yan Xuan, Kimberly is intrigued by the mutual relationship between humans and nature. She believes that no matter how humans stray away from nature, we are forever part of the ecosystem and dependent on what nature has to offer. CHONG often plays with ideas ranging from co-existence, appreciation to environmental repercussions from human actions. Her practice spans jewellery, glass, and installation.

'I find myself growing increasingly fond of using found objects in my works. I find it amusing to stumble upon a random object and allow my imagination to fill in the blank history of what it has been through, from what it was and to what it is now, where it was supposed to be and where it is found. These ambiguous pieces behold uncovered stories that feed my curiosity. The transformation of these objects, whether organic or synthetic, is the evidence of time, nature's way of processing, and constant changes. By incorporating them physically in my work, I try to understand the significance of nature's way.'

張嫣玹對於人與自然之間的相互關係深感興趣。她認為無論人類如何遠離自然,人類永遠都是生態系統的一部分,並依賴於自然所提供的一切。她慣常通過遊走於珠寶、玻璃、和裝置藝術創作之間,演繹對於人與大自然的不同想法。

「我喜歡在創作中使用現成物。探索偶爾發現的事物對我而言是一件很有趣的事。我透過利用想像力追溯它的歷史:從它現在是什麼,以至它曾經是什麼;它應該在哪裏,以至它在哪裏被發現。這些零零碎碎的片段揭示了一些故事,也滿足了我的好奇心。這些物體的變化,無論是有機的還是人工的,都是時間、自然處理方式和不斷變化的證據。通過將大自然對現成品所作的事融入到我的藝術創作中,嘗試瞭解大自然對於外來物的態度。」

Mundane Existence
偷生

Found electrical tubing waste, brass buckle clips, brass pin
電綫廢料、電綫碼、黃銅針

Dimensions variable
尺寸可變

Mundane Existence is a series of herb brooches made from found electrical tubing. These brooches reference miscellaneous types of weed plants growing in unplanned areas in the city. Subtle as they are, their existence provides vital help to various life forms, just like how electricity is essential to a city’s prosperity. By wearing them, not only can we admire them up close, but also keep them close to our hearts and be reminded to appreciate the significance of the small things in our daily life.

《偷生》是一系列由電線廢料雕成的草本植物胸針。這些胸針參考了在鬧市中偷生的各種雜草而成。它們卑微地為其他生命體作出貢獻,正如電力成就了城市的繁華。將它們配戴在胸口上,讓我們更近距離觀賞它們,提醒我們要對微小的事物感恩。