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Between Round and Square: Past, Present, and Future
2013
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Tung Ming-Chin
Between Round and Square: Past, Present, and Future
2013
,
37x73x140 cm
Between Round and Square: Past, Present, and Future
2013
,
37x73x140 cm
Between Round and Square: Past, Present, and Future
2013
,
37x73x140 cm
Between Round and Square: Past, Present, and Future
2013
,
37x73x140 cm
Between Round and Square: Past, Present, and Future
2013
,
37x73x140 cm
Between Round and Square: Past, Present, and Future
2013
,
37x73x140 cm
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"Complete flat jade" and "jade cong" are the objects that symbolize the round sky and square land in traditional Chinese culture. In the constitution of "round" and "square" shape, the implications of rule, order and circulation are hidden within. To this day, the shapes of square and round are still frequently observed in daily life. From math, architectures, furniture, ceramics wares, and plastic products, the application and extension of square and round can be seen.

This time, I use wood material for my artwork, in light of the fact that the growth of trees easily takes ten, hundred, or thousands of years and the wood grain assuredly recorded the climate changes in the past. This process of co-growth between trees and the world perfectly matches with my own creative concept. The work is presented in the prismatic form; the appearance of the object demonstrates the passing of time. The bottom of the pillar lays the ancient jade cong and the plastic bottle sits on the top. The hidden part in the middle implies the development and imagination of square and round during the course of time in the past. On the body of the pillar are mostly utensils, and from the utensils we can see the change of times and the lifestyle of people. Time passes and people change, but some truth and aesthetics will last forever.

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Tung Ming-Chin, 2009, Sculpture
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Tung Ming-Chin, 2009, Sculpture
Tung Ming-Chin, 2015, Sculpture
Tung Ming-Chin, 2013, Sculpture
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Tung Ming-Chin, 2015, Sculpture
Tung Ming-Chin, 2015, Sculpture