Unusual heat happened in the summer of 2018. The temperature in Seoul, South Korea reaches 38.8 °C, and the temperature in Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do is as high as 40.3 °C. This unusual temperature set a record for the highest temperature in Korea since 111 years. But this unusual climate does not only occur in South Korea. It is 48 degrees in Spain, 40 degrees in Japan, 37 degrees in northeast China, and 32 degrees in the North Pole. But this unusual climate does not only occur in South Korea. It is 48 degrees in Spain, 40 degrees in Japan, 37 degrees in northeast China, and 32 degrees in the North Pole. In the summer of 2018, the entire northern hemisphere was covered by high temperature, and many places broke the high temperature history. There is the studies have shown that if the global warming continues, the Arctic sea ice may disappear completely around 2040. We can see from the IPCC's predicted global average temperature that the temperature continues to rise after 2000, which is a predictable and obvious environmental warning.
However, global warming is not only caused by rising temperatures, but also to extreme weather. And it has a great impact on the natural ecological environment and our daily social and economic operations.
In this hottest 2018, I came to Busan, South Korea to participate in the international artist residency program. During the period of the program, the news reported that there was news of casualties due to extreme heat, and my phone received numerous high-temperature warnings. The stream in the original mountain was dry, and the water path was no longer a cool stream, but the waves of air heat. Water is a very important element in the mountains. I faced to this water path with no water, so I had this "invisible stream" land art project idea.
I gathered the branches near the dry water path and create a 28 meter long stream-like natural sculpture intertwined in a creek bed. And collect the yellow fallen leaves of the mountains, and lay these yellow leaves on the sculpture. I tried to get together through the time phenomenon of natural matter like water droplets. I created a golden river natural sculpture through the collection of natural matter time phenomena, such as water droplets merging into rivers. Over time, the color of this golden river sculpture gradually turned from yellow to brown and blended into the environment and it becoming part of the dry riverbed landscape like an "invisible stream".
In creation, I became a medium. I became the information messenger of the relationship between human and nature. The work as the flowers blooms for short time during the transfer process and return to the earth in the end and incorporate the phenomenon of time into the huge silence of life, creating an indispensible inner stream of human and nature that resonates with each other. It is also the reveal of the interaction between human consciousness and natural law.