Cloudscape


Cloudscape


Medium: paper and natural reed
Dimension: dimensions variable
2009
In these paper sculptures, I further my exploration of sculpture forms whose meaning is interwoven with the materials from which they are made. The traditional Chinese auspicious cloud pattern were reinterpreted constructed in three dimensional forms using paper and reed, which were inspired from the traditional techniques of kite and lantern making. This elaborate installation work evokes Chinese landscape painting as it soars and floats through space. Three colours depicting water transforming into cloud. The light weight materials define not only shape, space and volume, but also the tradition where I came from. The contradiction of fragility and strength relate the state of the immigrant life. These forms are simple in their material restraint yet complex in their geometry, pliable in their porous and translucent delicacy yet possessing of tensile, internal strength.