Travelling to the Wonderland
Materials: Mixed media: Stones, Clay, Mist, Light effect, Sounds of bird and insects, LCD screen
Location: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
The Suzhou Landscripts
Materials: Lithograph print in two colors from 35 plates on Entrada Natural Rag paper
Basing on four idyllic ink paintings from the Suzhou Museum’s collection, which were painted by 17th-century artists with their imitation of previous hanging scrolls, I create this version of the classic landscapes, rendering landscape motifs such as “mountain,” “water,” “tree,” and “stone” with corresponding Chinese characters. The large characters in red, written in forms that resemble ancient pictographs on oracle bones, illustrate the pictorial forms beneath. An inscription in Square Word Calligraphy, running across all four panels, describes the Chinese tradition of “paper copying paper” and the process of making Suzhou Landscript.