This is an installation artwork about time & space/ memory & flow. It includes visual, auditory, and tactile components that bridge the culture, archaeology, soundscapes, flora and fauna in the Nature Park, and human lives of Guandu to form a unique story. Human and nature jointly shape the landscape of time. The accumulation of time and space has carved a sculpture artwork. Let us observe and explore this world with a childlike curiosity and naïveté.
From the distance, participants were attracted to the site by sounds. They walked slowly into this mesh woven piece hidden in the woods and saw many large spider webs. The natural materials used for this artwork are from the Nature Park, including clam, shred insect shells, seeds of Looking Glass Tree, Indian Almond, Common Cerberus Tree, Maple Tree, straw ropes, vines, Banyan roots, beautiful galangal leaves, tree barks, reeds, as well as recycled shells of sea food from restaurants to signify the abundant ecological diversity (intertidal zone, crabs, seashells, etc.)
The whole installation reveals my own style, such as weaving work of childhood fun and cuteness and visual sense of volume. The audience can take a walk freely and discover the soundscape of this artwork ( the local culture, flora and fauna and local residents’life stories in Guandu ). The viewers are an integral part of this installation. The observers are also being observed in such space full of images of the Guandu Nature Park, where personal emotional experiences are connected with external world. We are taking a special journey in time and space in an ambience and spirit beyond locality and materiality. The artwork changes with passing time. There will be traces of insects and other living creatures and plants growing onsite. The artwork will eventually return to nature and become part of the Guandue Nature Park.