莊普晴
莊普晴
CHONG Po Ching Florence
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CHONG Po Ching Florence

Having a connection is good for the soul, which verifies the existence of a person. Building the connection between Chong Po Ching (Florence) and her works is a record of her life. Through her artwork, she brings out one interesting point by using a simple form to let people feel the exuberant possibilities of materials. Her inspiration usually comes from nature, as she believes nature can remind us to slow down, pay attention to our surroundings and reveals the connections between self and the environment. Reviewing the previous work she created, she found that they are mostly related to the nature of their materials. She likes making numerous tests to explore the possibilities of that medium. For her, the outcome is important, but the process is often the precious treasure she gained in each of her works. Along with her growth, she has tried different media, such as wood, ceramics and sculpture. Recently, she is focusing on glass making. Glass is a fascinating media and working with it is a turning point to her.

當人類與大自然建立聯繫時,不但有助我們各種感官的發展,亦可以讓我們探索存在的意義。

莊普晴記錄她的生活,並藉此與作品建立聯繫。她的作品讓物料自然地發展出它的多樣及豐富性,甚至提出了一個另類的觀點,改變大眾對其古板的印象。

莊普晴的創作靈感通常來自大自然的物質,因為她相信大自然可以提醒我們生活放慢步伐,專注於周圍環境上的細節,揭示我們精神上與環境之間的聯繫。她喜歡以不同的測試來探索某種自然媒介本質的可塑性。

在整個學生生涯,她接觸了不同的媒介,如木頭,陶瓷和雕塑。最近,她專注於玻璃製造,而玻璃這種迷人的物質則成為了她創作的轉折點。雖然每件玻璃作品最後所呈現的效果很重要,但往往製作過程才是她在藝術成長方而最重要一環。

隨著不斷的努力,嘗試了無數次成功與失敗後,她仍然認為自己對自然媒介本質的理解還有很長的一段路。

Cairns I&II

2016

Glass and wood

Cairns I: 15 × 18 × 8 cm; 10 × 10 × 9 cm; 15 × 18 × 16 cm ; Cairns II: 15 × 18 × 8 cm; 15 × 18 × 16 cm (from left to right)

Cairns are the basic element in this work, I kept thinking about the relationship between cairns and connection. Since cairns are made by a crowd of strangers, cairns become the connection of these strangers, and also the connection between them and nature.

Connection

2017

Glass

8 × 10 × 6 cm

For blowing glass, we often add glasses outside the glass bubble to shape what we want. In this work, I want to explore the flexibility and possibility of glass which form something else inside the glass bubble. I used an awl and inserted the glass bubble from the outside. It turns out an interesting line. The line touches another side of the glass. It makes a connection.

Fragile I

2017

Glass and Mirror

19 × 19 × 10 cm

Line, colour and texture formed by pate de verre technique are used to show the fragility and flexibility of glass. Glass beads are fused into simple bowl forms to display the rare texture. The lips on the pieces are crude, uncontrollable and extremely fragile. It brings out the unusual side of the glass. People might not even consider them to be made of glass at first glance.

Precipitate

2018

Glass and wood stand

26 × 20 × 11 cm

This is a work related to my emotional states within these few months. Emotion is not stable recently since the problems of my family and school projects. Making glass can help me express the emotions and release the pressure.